Maya Beiser


Maya Beiser, hailed by The New Yorker as a “cello goddess,” has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine her instrument's boundaries.

Raised on a kibbutz in Israel by her French mother and Argentinean father, she is a featured performer on the world’s most prestigious stages. She has collaborated with artists across a wide range of musical styles, including Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Mark O’Connor, Steve Reich, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger Concerto), among many others.

She is widely praised for her multimedia concerts, the most recent being Provenance, a 70-minute presentation incorporating music by young composers from the Middle East and the U.S. Provenance will be released on CD early in 2010, joining her four previous solo releases, Oblivion, Kinship, World To Come and Almost Human, on the Koch International label. Maya plays a 1714 Stradivarius cello.

Maya Beiser appears in the following:

Eight Days of Steve: Maya Beiser

Monday, December 14, 2009

Steve Reich once told me: “The musicians who can play my music with the right rhythmical feel are being born now…” Practicing the classical music repertoire is not enough to prepare you for playing his music.

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