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A member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) since 2016, Israeli/German violinist Maya Lorenzen has performed around the world as a soloist and ensemble player. She is a prizewinner of the 2016 Karl-Adler Competition (Germany) and 2013 Mehta Chamber Music Competition (Israel). Since 2004, she has received annual awards and scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. 

With WEDO, Maya has performed under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Pierre Boulez Hall, Waldbühne Berlin, Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. 


Maya has been an invited soloist with the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, NK Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Israeli Conservatory Orchestra. She has also served as concertmaster with various orchestras including the Young Israeli Philharmonic.

Maya received her undergraduate degree in music performance from Tel Aviv University and continued her master’s studies at HfMT Hamburg. She has pursued studies with Haim Taub, Hagai Shaham, Tanja Becker- Bender, Philip Setzer, Jennifer Frautschi and Arnaud Sussmann, and has received coachings from members of the Emerson String Quartet, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Berliner Philharmonic.


Now a doctoral student of musical arts at Stony Brook University as a student of Philip Setzer, Maya performs with various chamber and orchestral groups both in the US and Europe and is dedicated to teaching her growing violin studio.

Maya’s festival experience includes Musica Mundi (Belgium, 2005), IMAYO (USA, 2006), JMC Young-Excellence program (Jerusalem, 2005-2008), Keshet Elion (Israel, 2006-2013), ISA (Vienna, 2011-2012), and IMSS (Hamburg, 2012-2015) and ClasClas (Vilagarcia, Spain, 2018).

A former teaching assistant to the Stony Brook University Orchestra, Maya is dedicated to her growing private violin studio in New York City, in which she currently has 20 students. She was a founding member of Ensemble Volans, which commissioned and performed works by various composers from HfMT Hamburg and HM Freiburg.

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