mariaFausta is a violinist, singer, conductor and composer. Enthusiastically supported by her parents, she started off studying the violin when she was 12 and was awarded 100% for her final recital at the Corelli Conservatory of Messina in 2009. Despite an academic approach to music, she has always shown versatility, ranging from classical to pop, jazz, blues and all sorts of music she has come across. In fact her journey into pop and rock music began earlier, when she was 16 and used to sing in a local band. On top of that she became a soloist in a musical staged in Messina, making a name for herself as an accomplished singer. But a major event was to leave a mark on her life: that was when she met Pippo Mafali, an astonishing bass player from Messina. They started with a double bass / violin and voice duo, which eventually became a trio with Melo Mafali, who had just returned home from Germany after a successful career as a pianist and composer. This is how the “Spell Trio” was born. They were very active for about ten years and performed at lots of amazing gigs all over Italy. When mariaFausta was 17 the “Spell Trio” released an “album of progressive and jazz”: the record included a sophisticated arrangement of “The captain of her heart” (by Kurt Maloo from the Swiss band “Double”) and two tracks (“The battle of black and white” and “The land of Heaven”) entirely composed and performed by mariaFausta. Later on mariaFausta was to play the violin in “Summer better nights” by the same Kurt Maloo (Verve forecast) . Pippo Mafali’s death in 2012 meant the end of the band. Subsequently mariaFausta moved to France and studied jazz violin at Didier Lockwood’s Academy CMDL. She got interested also in popular music, ethnic music, composition, orchestration, arrangement, big band and electronics sailing between styles and different technics of the world. In 2015 she received a significant attestation as an orchestral conductor at the “Accademia europea” of Vicenza. At the same time she started the “Alone Together” project with pianist Jessica Rock and finally signed an agreement with R.T.I. Mediaset in order to compose and record music for their TV productions. In 2017 she performed her own music specifically written for a theatre work: “Doll is mine”, written by Katia Ippaso. She was on stage singing and playing in “Doll is mine” at Theatre de Nesle in Paris and lately she was on the stage at Culture Institute of Paris performing her own music written for another theatre work about Pirandello and Martha Abba. In December 2017 she presented in Paris her new solo album MILLION FACES.