Stradivari’s Gift now on Lufthansa and German Wings Inflight Entertainment
The King’s Daughter with Jennifer Larmore soon on KLM Inflight Entertainment

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The Art of Stories and Music

The Cellist of Venice   transports the listener to Italy in the year 1725 and conveys the love a Venetian family has for the music of Bach.

Thomas Hampson • Narration     Daniel Müller-Schott • Cello     Kim Maerkl • Story

Johann Sebastian Bach • Suites for Cello Solo


The King’s Daughter   tells the enchanting story of Sophia’s passion for the flute. Her courage and determination help her to fulfill her dream of making music.

Jennifer Larmore • Narration      Natalie Schwaabe • Flute      Kim Maerkl • Story and Music

The Song of the Torero   is an unforgettable story that embraces the extraordinary beauty of the guitar.

Calvin E. Burke • Narration      Guitar Duo: Gruber & Maklar • Guitars      Kim Maerkl • Story

Music: Albéniz, de Falla, Granados, Llobet, Rodrigo


The Snake Charmer   explores a very special moment in India’s history through words and music.

Calvin E. Burke • Narration      Christian Gruber • Guitar      Tobias Ott • Tabla      Kim Maerkl • Clarinet, Story and Music


Stradivari’s Gift  brings to life the extraordinary achievements and unique magic of one of the world’s most renowned violin makers.

Sir Roger Moore • Narration      Key-Thomas Maerkl • Violin      Kim Maerkl • Story and Music


Amati´s Dream   is the compelling story of the great violin maker Nicolo Amati and his apprentice, Raphael.

Sir Roger Moore • Narration      Key-Thomas Maerkl • Violin      Kim Maerkl • Story and Music


Mozart’s Magical Night in Nymphenburg   comes alive in the gardens of the king´s palace when Mozart is seven years old. Join him for an unforgettable midsummer night´s dream.

Jennifer Larmore • Narration      Hélène Grimaud • Piano      Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra     Kim Maerkl • Story

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


A Dream of Jazz   takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s.

August Zirner • Narration      Fourscore • Quartet      Kim Maerkl • Story and Music

Coming in 2016

Solun  tells the story of a young cave painter in the Stone Age. One night he has a vivid dream which he believes contains a message. Has he interpreted it correctly?

Tom Machell • Narration      Christian Pilz • Percussion      Kim Maerkl • Story and Music

Classical CDs
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Hungarian Masterpieces

This collection of unique masterpieces present some of the most important and influential composers of Hungary. The passionate music features haunting melodies mingled with virtuosic passages opening a window to the Hungarian soul. These jewels of the violin and piano repertoire are exceptionally attractive, yet remain relatively unknown and paint a vivid and intimate picture of Hungarian romantic music.

Key-Thomas Märkl • Violin      Angelika Merkle • Piano     

Jenö Hubay, Leó Weiner, Zóltan Kodály, Károly Goldmark, Ernst von Dohnányi, Béla Bartók, Leopold Auer

An Exclusive Interview with Josef Gingold

Josef Gingold was a man brimming with warmth, and an infectious sense of wonderment for music and life. His love of music and the violin was expressed through his artistry as a performer and teacher. He lent beauty and elegance to everything he did.

Kim Maerkl

The Cellist of Venice
Mozart’s Magical Night
A Dream of Jazz
The King’s Daughter
Amati’s Dream
Stradivari’s Gift
The Snake Charmer
The Song of the Torero
Hungarian Masterpieces
Josef Gingold - An Exclusive Interview
Biography Kim Maerkl
Kim Maerkl

Kim Maerkl is a composer, author, and producer born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1961. She received her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, and completed her Masters at Northwestern University. She is a Fulbright Grant recipient. She has been active as an orchestral and chamber musician, and her compositions have been performed in concert halls throughout Germany and released by publishers in Germany, Switzerland, and America. She started her record label Atlantic Crossing Records in 2015.

Biography Key- Thomas Märkl
Key-Thomas Märkl

Key-Thomas Märkl was born in 1963 and is the son of a Japanese pianist and German violinist. He studied with Rami Shevelow at the Juilliard School in New York and continued his studies with Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet. Since 1990 he has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, as well as the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra. He is in demand as a soloist and has been invited to play chamber music in concert halls throughout Germany and Europe. String quartet tours have taken him to Iceland and America. He has recorded many chamber works for the Bavarian Radio and the Col legno label. In 2010 he joined the faculty of the Music Conservatory in Munich, Germany.

Sheet Music

Amati´s Dream

For Narrator, Violin Solo and String Orchestra
Story and Music : Kim Maerkl

Violin & Piano Score

The King’s Daughter

For Flute, Narrator & String Orchestra
Story and Music: Kim Maerkl

Free Sample Pages
Flute & Piano Score
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The Snake Charmer

For Clarinet, Guitar, Tabla and Narrator
Story and Music: Kim Maerkl

Free Sample Pages
Clarinet & Piano Score
PDF Download      3.95 US Dollars

Stradivari’s Gift

For Narrator, Violin Solo and String Orchestra
Story and Music : Kim Maerkl

Free Sample Pages
Violin & Piano Score
PDF Download      3.95 US Dollars

A Dream Of Jazz

For Saxophone, Narrator and Jazz Quartet
Story and Music: Kim Maerkl

Free Sample Pages
C/ Bb Score
PDF Download      3.95 US Dollars

Stations 1

For Violin Solo
Music: Kim Maerkl

Free Sample Page

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A to Z Kids Stuff 2016
The King’s Daughter: ‘‘An enchanting story with beautiful flute music that wonderfully enhances the story. Enchanting!’’

Classical Guitar Magazine Summer 2016
The Song of the Torero: ‘‘Looking for a way to get a child interested in classical music? A wonderful CD that kids will love is The Song of the Torero, which features a charming story by Kim Maerkl and marvelous interludes of guitar music played by the Gruber & Maklar Duo. The story is engaging, the music sublime, the production values impressive.’’

A to Z Kids Stuff 2015
Amati’s Dream: ‘‘A captivating story and music that wonderfully expresses the emotions of the story. An exceptional CD and absolutely gorgeous!’’

A to Z Kids Stuff 2015
A Dream of Jazz:‘‘A captivating story and smooth jazz will take you to another time.’’

Classic 107 Winnipeg 2015
The Snake Charmer: ‘‘We continue to feature the wonderful stories of Kim Maerkl...’’

AudioFile Magazine 2015
Mozart’s Magical Night:‘‘The story is charming and the music spectacular. ’’

Rondo 2014
‘‘Kim Maerkl’s charming new Classic for Children CD series is narrated with great versatility by prominent actors - their enchantment is enhanced by the sensitive musical compositions in the classical style."

Süddeutsche Zeitung 2013
Mozart’s Magical Night in Nymphenburg
‘‘...a fabulous journey to the world of Mozart and his piano music.’’

Kulturwelle 2013
‘‘ ...Solun is a magical story...’’

Hörzu 2013
‘‘...pure listening pleasure, not only for children. Absolutely recommended.’’

Süddeutsche Zeitung 2013
‘‘Maerkl mixes a fictional, enchanting story with historical facts and awakens in her young listeners an excitement for classical music. ’’

Munich Merkur 2012
‘‘The high art of sophisticated entertainment.’’

Süddeutsche 2012
‘‘ Maerkl persuaded the audience through creative comparisons, bold quotations, and well researched examination of the lives of famous violinists and instrument makers. The story told through the voice of the violin dealer added spark and verve.’’

Audiophil 2012
‘‘My intention is to combine stories and music in a way that they can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages,’’ said Kim Maerkl in an interview with Audiphil, and she has accomplished this with excellence.

Allgäuer Newspaper 2012
‘‘Seldom do we hear music that crosses generations and is received with such enthusiasm.’’

Süddeutsche 2011
‘‘The story was full of refreshing ideas, and the performance excited all of those in the theater.’’

Münchner Merkur 2011
A person who is able to mesmerize children with literature and music for over an hour, has magical power.’’

Landsberger Tagesblatt 2010
The storie’s suspense, as well as the performance excited the audience.’’

Münchner Merkur 2009
‘‘Kim Maerkl combines various musical genres, as well as literature and music so children as well as adults can enjoy them.’’

Süddeutsche Zeitung
"A touchingly told story, born from a sincere love of music...very emotional and inspiring..."

Münchner Merkur
‘‘A successful realization of an idea...a declaration of love for music...’’

Aichach aktuelles 2006
‘‘ The children were captivated by the music and marveled at the music Key Maerkl awakened from his violin...’’

Landsberger Tagblatt: Song of the Torero
‘‘ If you know Kim Maerkl’s piece The Secret Box, you have experienced her emotional and expressive story telling. For the Landsberg Guitar Festival, she has given us an another poetic story. In the sold out city theater Song of the Torero was premiered by the Gruber & Maklar guitar duo and Alex Dorow.’’

Landsberg Kreisbote:
‘‘Spellbound, fascinated and listening very quietly, children of all ages experienced a unique performance... Song of the Torero is a charming story. ’’

Aichach: Dreams and the soul of music
‘‘The music told its own story. It told of the dreams, wishes and hope we all have and relayed this to the audience. Even the youngest listener sat perfectly still.’’

Landsberger Kreisbote: Music Enchants
‘‘The story and music melt into one another and become an inseperable whole. The piece gives an astonishing example of how a vast number of children can be excited by music. For 45 minutes the children sat still, and listened attentively to the engaging and demanding music, the motto of the ensemble being, that children can be challenged.’’

Munich Found Magazine
‘‘Thanks to the complex and beautiful music, the CD can be recommended for people of all ages, not only children...’’

Audio Book Tipps, internet
‘‘This story is carried by the inner calm of the narration and the harmony of its music..’’

Fonoforum Magazine - Audio Book recommendation of the month
‘‘ With such beautiful tenderness and calm are children and young adults rarely told about music making...These are stories for people of patience, without action, because they take us on an inner adventure...The atmosphere of both audio books is enhanced by tender and melancholy compositions.’’

Süddeutsche Zeitung
‘‘With The Secret Box Kim Märkl pulled the entire audience into another world...Very inspiring and emotional in the best way.’’

The music is pleasingly beautiful and composed to reveal the soul and grandeur of the violin. The music is filled with lyrical melodies which are easily understood. The production is more than just entertaining, it is intent on portraying the magic of music..’’


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