Maria Karakusheva born in 1985 in Russe (Bulgaria) is a contemporary classical Pianist and Composer. She leads two paths in her musical career. As a music composer she creates and performs original contemporary concerts. As a Film score composer she works with directors and brands for original sound tracks.

My mission is to write stories with messages to everyone through compositions that play the whole palette of emotions and feelings. To create music of the future that reflects the contemporary nuances in the emotional and mental states of the people and lives that are being screened.


Always in this same vision, a passion was born in her to create original music for films and has led her to work with directors who have trusted her talent. She has scored movies and documentaries, such as “Abel” short film presented in Cannes Film Festival in 2023. Her first feature film Speculators released in 2022 alongside the Bulgarian music producer Ivan Shopov and earned them their first nomination for ‘Best Film Composer’ at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards ‘23; Beaujolais, a short movie released in 2021; “Butterfly landed on a shoulder”, a documentary released in 2018.

Eager to develop her capacities and her artistic abilities, she is currently following a Film Scoring Master Program in Berklee College of Music  (USA)

Maria has also created sonic signature and music adaptations for brands such as Samsung, Nissan, Forbes, ING group, Mastercard, PostBank and others.

“NINE”, reflecting the most important change of her life – becoming a mother, was released in September 2022, received a huge media attention and was performed for the first time at Sofia Live Club.

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