British violinist, Maya Magub, moved to Santa Monica in 2010. She has a first class music degree from Cambridge University and was a scholarship student at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music. Maya continued her studies at the Vienna Hochschule and as an ESU scholar at Aspen, during which time she was awarded the Royal Orchestral Society Silver Medal. She studied with Maurice Clare and György Pauk, and took part in master-classes with Zakhar Bron, Joseph Silverstein and the Amadeus Quartet. Two of her master-classes with Lord Yehudi Menuhin were broadcast on British telivision.
Currently, Maya is in the US on the elite O-1 visa, and can be heard playing on top Hollywood movie scores (such as Spielberg’s ‘TinTin’). She can be heard in a broad spectrum of musical situations, backing Bono in the recent spectacular Clinton Foundation concert at the Hollywood Bowl or performing chamber music with fellow studio musicians.
In the US, Maya has performed at the Lincoln Centre, New York and at Disney Hall, Los Angeles. She was concert-master in many prestigious London venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. Martin in the Fields, and sub-principal in Vienna and Los Angeles for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s complete Beethoven symphony cycles. She has toured extensively abroad, including performances in Tokyo, Mumbai, Rio and throughout Europe.
A committed chamber musician, Maya was a founder member of the Mainardi Trio and has performed chamber music with distinguished artists including Gil Shaham, Howard Shelley, Christoph Hartmann, Marianne Thorsen, the Emperor Quartet and Melvyn Tan. Maya recorded the complete Mozart and Michael Haydn violin/viola duos with Judith Busbridge for the CRD label.
Maya’s solo performances include the Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos, Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ and Delius’ ‘Légend’. She has performed the Bach concertos and Brandenburg concertos in St. Martin in the Fields and Dvorak’s solo ‘Romance’ in the Royal Albert Hall. She is a featured soloist on several movies and the soundtrack album to ‘Cousin Bette’ (RCA Records). Her latest CD is a recording of the Telemann solo Fantasias, soon to be released by CRD.