Violist from South Bend, Indiana,
who grew up in Japan
and got some early violin lessons from her mom. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy,
Juilliard and Oberlin Conservatory, where she switched to viola. Her teachers included Hsin-Yun Huang, Benny Kim, Karen Tuttle, Almita Vamos and Roland Vamos.
March 2005, she and bass clarinetist Carol McGonnell
and flautist Ulla Suokko gave the world premiere
of “Sequence Probable” by Brahim Kerkour at Merkin Hall in New York City.
She became a
member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 2007. Other groups with whom she has
worked include Accordo, the Andros String
Quartet, the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Cultures in Harmony, the DaCapo Chamber Players, the
East Coast Chamber Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the
IRIS Orchestra, the Musicians from Marlboro, the New York Philharmonic and the
July 2008, she and violinists Benjamin Beilman
and David Bowlin, cellist Judith Serkin and
pianist Mitsuko Uchida interpreted the “Piano
Quintet in A major, Op. 81” by Antonin
Dvorak at the Marlboro Music Festival.
appeared at the Southern Theater on 20th & 22nd September
2009 when they offered up Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Divertimento
in E flat major, K. 563”, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata in C
major, Op. 55” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Quartet No. 3
in F major, Op. 73”.
April 2011, the Musicians from Marlboro entertained at Le Petit Trianon in San
Jose, California. Their program comprised “Octet
in E flat major, Op. 20” by Felix Mendelssohn, “String Quartet
No. 1” (“Kreutzer Sonata”) by Leos Janacek and “String
Quintet in E flat major, K. 614” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
International Contemporary Ensemble performed works by Sofia Gubaidulina in Miller Theater at Columbia University
on 9th February 2013.
The evening included “Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings”,
“Concordanza”, “Meditation on
the Bach Chorale ‘Vor deinen
Thron tret’ ich hiermit’” and
“Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello”.
which Maiya appears include Arlene Sierra Vol. 1 and John
Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony/String
Quartet with the International Contemporary Ensemble.