Canadian-American violinist Maia Cabeza enjoys a versatile performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has been successful in numerous international competitions, and her major awards include ﬁrst prize at the 2013 International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart in Augsburg and second prize of the 2018 Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.
As a soloist, she has performed with several notable orchestras including, among others, the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Edmonton Symphony and the Detroit Symphony.
Maia is extremely passionate about chamber music and it encompasses a major part of her musical activity. She has been invited to perform at many prestigious festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Lockenhaus, Ravinia, and Saronic music festivals, Krzyżowa Music, the Whittington, Southwell, Verbier music festivals, and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music.
In these festivals and others, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with distinguished musicians such as Vilde Frang, Nobuko Imai, Steven Isserlis, Kim Kashkashian, Christian Tetzlaﬀ , Dénes Várjon and various members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, and Juilliard String Quartets.
In addition to her solo and chamber music activities, Maia performs regularly with top European orchestras. She is co-concertmaster of the Aurora Orchestra as well as a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and principal second of the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
Maia was born in Japan in 1992 and is of Argentinean heritage. She received her bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, USA) studying with Ida Kavaﬁan and Joseph Silverstein, and was a member of the Karajan-Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker between 2012–2014. She continued her studies and received her master’s degree in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in the class of Antje Weithaas.
Maia performs on a Carlo Ferdinando Landolﬁ violin (circa. 1750) on loan by the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
Picture: Kaupo Kikkas
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.maiacabeza.com
Works by Janacék, Veress, Holliger, Enescu, Schulhoff and Bartók
Maia Cabeza, Violin - Zoltán Fejérvári, Piano - Alexandros Giovanos, Percussion