Maria Lekransy was born in the Netherlands but her roots are in Maluku, Indonesia. At the age of 12 she recorded two singles after winning a talent competition with Empat Serangkai, singing traditional Lagu2 music.
Over the years she approached and sang many different musical styles, working with famous Dutch and international musicians such as Will Tura, Soul Sister, Percy Sledge, Ruth Jacott, Candy Dulfer, Metropole Orchest, Charles Aznavour, Vaya Con Dios and many others.
Always faithful to the fusion Lagu2, she has released 2 albums with the Moluccan Moods Orchestra. She writes, composes and gives concerts with his Parekata project (with which she played in Venice in 2011). She participates in vocal workshops, gives singing lessons and works as a coach. She performed with SJL Theater with director John Leerdam. She worked with the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation on the Voices for Tomorrow project. Since 1988 she has been working with Dani Klein as a chorister and participated in the Farewell Tour of Vaya Con Dios.
Sound and emotion are my mother tongue… From the East, in tune with the waves of the tide… To be a musical bridge between East and West… This is my strength and this is my talent