Kaja Farszky CR
Kaja Farszky (born in Zagreb, based in Brussels) is a versatile percussionist who is active as a soloist but also collaborates with different chamber ensembles, orchestras, artists from different fields such as dance, theatre, and visual arts.
As a player dedicated to performing contemporary music as well as an improviser, her life is marked strongly through work with composers and being involved in creations on a regular basis. Her approach to music performance is characterized by inspiring energy, but also by a clearly defined extramusical dramaturgical concept, carefully thought through. She dedicates equal attention to the visual elements as well as elements of the scene and her performances are filled by a powerful artistic personality, both in the classical music performances and in the most challenging pieces of contemporary music literature. She is an active musician in classical, contemporary, improvisation and music-theatre scene, as well as the author of individual works and projects. Her musical life is largely marked by many guest performances in Europe and worldwide. Having percussion instruments as a mode for expressing herself, she feels there are no limits in questioning what can be an instrument or which sounds are considered music, there's only the question of what to do with a particular sound in a particular moment. Kaja believes that percussion music at its best reveals and amplifies something fundamental about the composers and performers who engage in it.
Since 2017 Kaja is marimba one™ Discovery Artist and co-artistic director of collective Down the Rabbit Hole.