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Carmen Maret is a performer and composer whose twenty-year career in classical music shows her adventurous approach to playing and writing for the flute. Known for her rhythmic interplay and her streamlined approach to flute tone, Maret integrates tango, jazz, world music, and improvisation into her aesthetics. “As a flutist, Maret displays nuanced virtuosity across all styles” (Flutist Quarterly).

Carmen Maret is a founding member of Folias Duo, a performer-composer ensemble she curates with her husband, guitarist Andrew Bergeron. Since 2003, Folias Duo has performed on stages throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Notable venues include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wellspring Theater-Epic Center, St. Cecilia Music Center, Fairbanks Arts Festival, Albuquerque Museum, National Flute Association Convention, Bayfield Summer Concerts, Lick Observatory, and countless other listening rooms, library theaters and guitar societies meeting spaces. As a co-manager of Folias Duo, Maret helped book a twenty-concert performance tour in the western United States in May 2022.

Recent Michigan performance highlights include performances for the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, Scarab Club Chamber Music Series in Detroit, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Classical Series. During the 2020-2021 season, Maret presented over twenty live-stream concerts featuring original music from home with her husband, guitarist Andrew Bergeron.

Carmen Maret has co-produced seven albums featuring original compositions and arrangements, including five albums on the Blue Griffin Recording label from 2004-2014, and more recently, Dreaming to Live (2017) and Delicate Omens (2019) on the Folias Music label. The forthcoming Folias Duo album Heartdance will be released summer of 2023 on the Folias Music label and features Maret’s new compositions for flute and guitar. 

In addition to performing, recording, and writing, Maret teaches through the Folias Music School and is on faculty at Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College where she is an instructor in flute, music history, music business, and music technology.


Carmen Maret
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