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Maya Beiser

Cellist

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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Behind the 'girl next door' Doris Day

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hollywood starlet Doris Day was a household name back in the 1950s and 1960s and while she withdrew from public life shortly thereafter, she is still the top-ranking female box-office star of all time. We look at her career with a Doris Day biographer and hear songs inspired by Day's ...

Carter Burwell and Maya Beiser

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Film composer Carter Burwell has had a storied career as a film composer for the past two decades. Known for his longtime collaboration with the Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze in which he has scored all their films, including their latest, A Serious Man and Where The Wild Things Are, ...

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Far-Off Country

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Composer Eve Beglarian and cellist Maya Beiser visit the studio for this edition of New Sounds. Beglarian's recent work, "I Am Writing to You from a Far-Off Country," is a collaboration with cellist Maya Beiser and visual artist Shirin Neshat. The work incorporates live performance and sound design, and is ...

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Far-Off Country

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Composer Eve Beglarian and cellist Maya Beiser visit the studio for this edition of New Sounds. Beglarian's recent work, "I Am Writing to You from a Far-Off Country," is a collaboration with cellist Maya Beiser and visual artist Shirin Neshat. The work incorporates live performance and sound design, and is ...

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