Macha Gharibian
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Macha Gharibian

Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France | INDIE

Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France | INDIE
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"Macha Gharibian creates a poetic world, where arises her sweet voice, with a bass tone, as a convulsive incantation who remind the songs of the world music.” - Laetitia Moréni

"The first album of Macha Gharibian is like her musical path: rich and atypical. […] Her voice is merging perfectly into the musical environment, such as a wind instrument, and enhances this aesthetic blending so well tradition and modernity.” - Jonathan Glusman

« Macha Gharibian […] invites to the dreamlike ballads towards the side path […] We allow ourselves to get lead by the insidious charm of the jerky cantilenas and the fervor of the band.” - Christian Larrede

"Pianist with a penetrating technique, the Armenian Macha Ghariban has also an emotive voice who evokes the volutes of the oboe" duduk ".” - Nouvel Obs

“There is a hypnotic quality on Macha Gharibian’s first disc. Her voice, flexible and inhabited, her way to play the piano with oriental volutes, is merging to create an ambience which leads to a daydream.” - F.-G.G

« Between New York and Paris, this nomad jazz, instrumental or sung, is today a disturbing and beautiful song, in the melancholy from which it does well to surrender yourselfr.”
- M.Z

« A first disc full of charm and little details that delight the ears : felted arrangements, a little bit pop and enveloping voice […] oriental piano ornaments, delicately heady…” - Anne Berthod

« Pianist, with a very nice touch, […] singer whose voice intensity seizes the senses, Macha Gharibian develops in “March” her performer’s qualities on songs and instrumental that find their roots in jazz, rock and Armenian traditional music.” - Sylvain Siclier


Macha Gharbian, "Mars"
© Bee Jazz - 2013

Les Ogres de Barback, "Pitt Ocha aux pays des mille collines"
© Irfan le Label - 2009

Papiers d'Arménies, "Papiers d'Arménies"
© Autoproduction - 2007


"Black out", directed by Suki
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Azad", directed by Nicolas Tackian
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Koala", directed by Dominique Baumard
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Léon", directed by Yan Veillet-Kerverzio
Sound track by M. Gharibian


"Projet Mata Hari", directed by Simon Abkarian
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Titus", directed by Simon Abkarian
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Black Out", directed by Stéphane Debureau
Sound track by M. Gharibian

"Danser sur un volcan", directed by Joséphine Déchenaud
Sound track by M. Gharibian and S. Debureau


National Radio Broadcast: France Musique, TSF Jazz, ...



Pianist, singer and daughter of the musician Dan Gharibian (founder of Bratsch) Macha Gharibian evolves in several kinds of music and mixes on stage her multiple influences. From jazz to world and folk music.

At 20 she starts to write for theater by creating the music of the play Titus Andronicus (W. Shakespear) for a staging by Simon Abkarian. Mixing her own compositions with Rachmaninov and Messiaen pieces. (2003/2004 Thtre Nationale de Chaillot).

In 2005, her journey in New-York opens to her a new musical horizon, she discovers jazz and improvisation with new-yorkers jazz musicians such as Jason Moran, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Craig Taborn

Between 2006 and 2008, Macha gets on tour with the show Gens de Passage directed by Bratsch which gathered 19 musicians on stage to perform between New-York and Paris.

Invited to the American Dance Festival in New-York in 2009, she creates by improvising the Artslink New Russian Choreography music in the prestigious Judson Church of Washington Square.

In France, she starts to write and to perform on stage taking her inspiration from the Armenian piano repertoire. She writes for little and big musical trainings including a piece for orchestra and three improvisers created at the Oslo Jazz Festival (2008). By mixing her classical and jazz influences she also works on soundtracks.

Since 2010, Macha performs with several musicians whose musical projects are going from traditional music to Jazz.

She once again works for theater with the director Simon Abkarian and signs in 2010 the music of Projet Mata Hari (Thtre des Bouffes Du Nord, Paris/ Thtre National de Toulouse).

For her first album Mars, she is accompanied by Fabrice Moreau (drums),Tho Girard (bass) and David Potaux-Razel (guitar).