Mila Maia is a multi-genre flautist, pianist, and emerging composer born in Brazil, based in the vibrant city of Galway, Ireland. A classically-trained musician from a young age, she has been exploring and performing instrumental music from different cultures across Europe and South America.
In the past decade, Mila has been nurturing the traditional Irish music scene in Brazil by founding the band Oran and the digital magazine O Pint Diário, dedicated to bringing the Irish music to Portuguese speakers, also being a committee member of Comhaltas Brasil and music director at Festival Celta Brasil. Mila has collaborated with artists such as Sin a Deir Sí, pianist Carl Hession, Music Matter’s Treo Ensemble, Al Andar Flamenco, Galway Choro Ensemble, Sonanta Flamenco-Jazz, performing at renowned venues around the country and festivals in Galicia, Brittany and Italy.
In 2021, Mila took a significant step in her solo career with the release of her debut single, Across The Green Ocean, featuring some of Galway's finest musicians. The same year Mila released her first EP "História do Tango" with guitarist Giovani Di Ganzá, a tribute to Astor Piazzolla. She is currently a music tutor, pianist at Silent Cinema Galway, session-recording freelance musician and member of salsa-trad band Baile An Salsa.