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 the 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.
Miss Lorenzen 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.
After acquiring an undergraduate degree in music performance from Tel Aviv University, Maya continued to complete a graduate degree in violin performance at HfMT Hamburg. Her main teachers were Haim Taub, Alexandre Brussilovsky, Hagai Shaham, Tanja Becker- Bender, Philip Setzer, Jennifer Frautschi, and Arnaud Sussmann. She has collaborated with members of the Emerson String Quartet, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Berliner Philharmonic.
Now a doctor of musical arts candidate 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 (the 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).
Serving as a teaching assistant at Stony Brook University between 2017-2019, Maya currently teaches at the Great Neck Music Conservatory, where she gives weekly guidance to 15 students of different levels.
She has been a founding member of Ensemble Volans, which commissioned and performed works by various composers from HfMT Hamburg and HM Freiburg.