Maya Lorenzen

    Grant Recipient

    New York, NY, United States


    Born in Israel in 1991, Maya started playing the violin at the age of 9, guided by her father, Eckart Lorenzen. Maya proceeded to study with Haim Taub, and moved to Paris at the age of 17 to study with Alexandre Brussylovsky.

    Maya earned her Bachelor degree from the Buchmann Mehta School of music (Tel Aviv University, Israel) with Hagai Shacham, and her Master’s degree from Hfmt Hamburg (Germany) with Tanja Becker-Bender . She is currently pursuing a DMA degree under the guidance of Philip Setzer at Stony Brook University, New York.

    Maya has preformed as a soloist with the Israeli Symphonic Orchestra, The NK Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra, and the Israeli Conservatory Orchestra. She has played as a concertmaster with many orchestras, including the Young Israeli Philharmonic in 2007/8.

    Maya is a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2016, under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, and she is a recipient of the Barenboim-Said scholarship. She won a prize at the Karl Adler International competition (Stuttgart, Germany) in 2016, and at the Buchman-Mehta school of music chamber music competition (Tel Aviv, Israel) in 2013.

    Maya was a recipient of the Ronen Foundation (2006), the Chase Foundation (2008), and she is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, since 2004, and she has consistently received special awards and excellence scholarships from the AICF.