Maya Amir, Mezzo-soprano. Born in Israel in 1991. A student at the Musik Akademie Basel as part of the School Excellence postgraduate program of Complementary Studies under the guidance of Prof. Rosa Dominguez. A graduate of Master Degree in Opera Singing at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Elvira Dreßen. A graduate of Bachelor Degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, under the guidance of Efrat Ben-Nun.
Maya is a scholarship winner of the DAAD for 2015-2017, the American Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) for 2008-2019 and excellence scholarships of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music for 2013-2014. She just won the 3rd Prize of the Froville International Baroque Singing Competition 2018 in France. Silver Prize Winner of the Manhattan International Music Competition 2018 of the Carnegie Hall, New York. She took master classes with Andreas Scholl, John Norris, Berthold Schmid, Abbie Furmansky, Hans Pieter Hermann, Peter Berne, Claude Webster and Margeet Honig.
Her Concert Repertoire includes Monteverdi`s Marienvesper, Pergolezi`s Stabat Mater Vivaldi`s Gloria and Magnificat, Psalms by Benedtetto Marcello under the baton of Andrea Marcon. In September 2018 she performed in a festival “Festtage Alte Musik Basel” where she sung Handel arias with a chamber ensemble. In January 2019 she will give a solo concert of Vivaldi arias with the Barrocade Orchestra in Israel.
Maya performed the role of the Zweite Dame in Zauberflöte, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Jerusalem Opera, Melindo in La verità in cimento, Svavie in Pastorello Musicale, Aylin in the Operettas Special Ahoi…und Gute Nacht! at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, Venus in the Spanish Zarzuela: Vendado es amor, no es ciego by José de Nebra at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis.