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Meet Marinca Nederovique

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marinca Nederovique.

Marinca, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a French woman who, for as long as I can remember, has been exposed to various genres of music. My father grew up in a French/Polish Ashkenazy environment, while my mother in a French/Britannic family – therefore I bathed in Klezmer, Celtic, French and Rock and roll music for the better part of my childhood. Additionally, my mother made me write out the words to songs as a child which helped me understand the meanings that songs carried. I was completely dumbfounded at first, thinking that people I’d never met could sing my own stories. From that point onwards, I have always paid attention to the lyrics of a song.

I used to tell my mother that for every moment in my life, I had a new song in my head. Eventually, I decided to learn how to make the soundtrack to my own life, with my own cultural influences and my own stories. I found myself a notebook (or 15) to write my songs in and learned how to play guitar to accompany myself. My studies at Berklee College of Music helped me analyze and understand the music in my head and work on it. Writing is not something I chose, it is what I am – and I could not imagine a day where I could go without. All of these musical influences will fascinate and inspire me forever; they gave me a voice, a passion and a purpose in life.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a songwriter isn’t always easy; It is a bit like taking your diary and reading it out loud for the whole world to judge and scrutinize. It is sometimes difficult to rise above the criticism and not to forget your purpose & artistry. I decided to write for others and help others share their music because I would rather focus on the part of my craft I like the most – the creative process.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
On one hand I compose music for myself and for others, and on the other I aim to help others share their music with a receptive audience. My passion for music translates not only in what I create but also in the songs that inspire me.

Being bilingual, I often have a way of phrasing things in English differently than many people – therefore, I would say that what I am most known for are my lyrics. Knowing how to describe complicated emotions and situations in simple words can often be difficult – but I thoroughly enjoy the challenge.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Always having a willingness to learn and an open mind can get you a long way. Sometimes it is difficult not to get stuck in my old ways but pushing myself out of my comfort zone has mostly taken me in incredible directions.

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Juliette Carman for all of them!

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