Maya Zutta

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Ramat Gan, Israel


    Maya was born in Israel, 2000. She began her music studies in 2008, at the elementary school ‘Michlal’, with the teacher Doret Florentin. At first, she studied as part of a large group of 10 students and in 2013 she began to study individually with her current teacher Doret Florentin. During elementary school, she performed several times a year as a member of the representative recorder ensemble as well as of a chamber ensemble.

    Afterward, she was accepted to the music department at ‘Blich’ High School and in this framework she performed as soloist, and as a part of the school orchestra as well as volunteering in community events. She also performed with her own original pieces as part of her composition studies.

    After completing her 12 years of education, she was accepted to the IDF’s “Outstanding Musician” program supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

    Maya performed at the ‘Tikotin’ Museum (on behalf of the Hecht Foundation for Young Artists in a concert of the ‘Dunia Ensigne’ ensemble), Emanuel church, Jerusalem Theater, etc. She also participated in radio programs on ‘Kol- Hamusika’ station, such as “Pizzicato”,”Lunch Magic” and more.

    She participated in workshops and master classes such as an international master class with Sébastien Marq, Giorgio Matiouli, Karel Van Steenhoven, Eyal Lerner, as well as workshops with Yair Dalal, Eyal Batt and others.

    Maya was part of many ensembles and orchestras. Today she is part of ‘Los Ladinos’ ensemble, and the Arab-Jewish Orchestra.

    She won the first prize in the national competition in the category of wind instruments “Or – Young”, July 2017. She reached to the finals of the ‘Eurovision Young Musicians’ which was held in Israel, June 2018.
    She reached to the finals of the ‘TARF’ recorder competition which was held in Israel, April 2019. Maya is a 2019 ‘ Zefunot Cultrue’ Foundation Scholarship Recipient.
    Maya is an America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Recipient since 2018.
    In 2020-21 Maya received an excellence scholarship.