About the life and work of pianist and composer
Majoie Hajary (1921-2017)
As a teenager Majoie Hajary [listen to the pronunciation of her name here: ] leaves her native town Paramaribo to study piano and composition in Amsterdam. She shines worldwide on the stages with her performances of Liszt, Mozart, Schumann,… Her own compositions are a dazzling mix of Surinamese musical styles, of western, eastern and African sounds, of classical music, jazz and funk. She settles in Paris, Suriname in the heart. ‘That is where my soul is. And my soul is in that music.’ She knows: ‘A composer is only appreciated when he or she is dead’.