Maya Levy (Violin)
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Concerto Repertoire, Programs
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Biography

Acclaimed for her “mysterious and fascinating charisma” (American Record Guide) and “captivating fantasy and freshness” (The Strad), Maya Levy is a winner of numerous prestigious awards, such as the 1st Prize of the ‘Médias Francophones Publics 2020’, a Silver Medal at the Manhattan International Music Competition, “Supernova” prize at the Klara Festival, title of a laureate at the Karol Szymanowski Competition in 2018 and the International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition 2019, where she got the ‘Beethoven Prize’ for the best interpretation of the sonata.

She has collaborated with many prominent conductors and orchestras, including The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Namur, The Chamber Orchestra of Waterloo, The Chamber Orchestra of Mechelen, Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Prima la Musica Orchestra, Artès Chamber Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia and Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie…

Maya Levy already has performed at prestigious venues like NOSPR Concert Hall in Poland, Szczecin Filharmonia in Poland, Flagey Studio 4 in Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, De Bijloke in Ghent, the Vlaams Opera in Gent, the Royal Theater of La Monnaie, The Philharmonie in Liège, Tchaikosvky Conservatory in Moscow, and the Recanati Hall in Tel Aviv.

The violinist is a regular guest at International Festivals such as Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland), Podium Jonge Musici, Les sommets du Classique (Switzerland), Festival Musical de Lasne, Musicales en Côte Chalonnaise (France), L’été Mosan Festival, Klarafestival, Festival Musiq’3… Most recently Maya has been on tour in Belgium with Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and she has given her recital debuts in Berlin and Vilnius. 

Since 2013, Maya Levy and the pianist Matthieu Idmtal are invited to play recitals in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and Russia. The label “Pavane Records” has released Maya Levy’s debut CD in 2016. For this CD Maya and Matthieu have recorded the complete violin sonatas by Edvard Grieg ( Classica Magazine, La Libre Belgique, Klara’s top 10, “An Intoxicating exhilarating recording of lesser-known Grieg” – The Strad Magazine).

Maya Levy is a dedicated chamber musician and, among other chamber music activities, she has been the violinist of the “Trio Carlo Van Neste” (Karin Lechner (piano) and Alexandre Debrus (cello)) since 2014. The trio recently made an acclaimed CD-recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s two Piano Trios, also for the label “Pavane Records”.

Born in 1997 to French and Belgian parents, Maya Levy started playing violin at the age of 4 under the guidance of Bernadette Jansen. Later on she has continued her studies with Igor Tkatchouk and from 2013 with the highly respected Russian pedagogue Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. Additionally, the violinist has attended masterclasses of many renowned teachers such as Augustin Dumay, Pavel Vernikov, Itamar Golan, Renaud Capuçon, Miriam Fried and Leonidas Kavakos.

Maya Levy plays a violin by Enrico Cerruti made in Cremona in 1851.

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Audio/Video

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Concerto Repertoire

 

J.S.Bach
Violin Concerto No.1 in a minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042

Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043

L.v. Beethoven
Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Romance for Violin and orchestra in F major, Op.50 

Triple Concerto Op. 56

J. Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

D.Brossé
Black White and in Between

Echoes of Silent Voices

M. Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26

E. Chausson

Poème for violin and orchestra Op. 25

J. Haydn

Violin Concerto in G major

A. Khachaturian

Violin Concerto in d minor, Op. 46

W.A. Mozart
Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K. 216
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

C. Saint-Saens

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28 D

Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor

J. Sibelius

Violin Concerto in d minor, Op. 47

K.Szymanowski

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61

P. Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Valse Scherzo Op. 34

H. Vieuxtemps

Violin Concerto No. 5 in a minor, Op. 37

A. Vivaldi
The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Violin Concerto in a minor RV 356 
Violin Concerto in e minor, Op.4 RV 279
Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in a minor, Op. 3, No. 8
Concerto for 3 Violins and Strings in F major, RV 551

Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in b minor, RV 580

H. Wieniawski

Violin Concerto No 2 in d minor, Op. 22

J. Williams
3 Pieces from Schindler’s list

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Programs

violin/piano

Program 1 

W.A. Mozart

 Violin Sonata K. 304

Elgar

Violin Sonata Op. 82

Intermission

Szymanowski

Violin Sonata Op. 9

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Valse Scherzo Op. 34 

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Program 2

L.v. Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 4 or 8 

Szymanowski

Violin Sonata Op. 9

Intermission

Prokofiev

Violin Sonata No.2

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Valse Scherzo Op. 34

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Program  3

J. Brahms

Violin Sonata No. 2

Szymanowski

Violin Sonata Op. 9

Intermission

Ysaye

Violin Sonata No. 3 Op. 27

S. Prokofiev

Violin Sonata No. 2

 

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