A picture of Maya Levy

Recognized for her "mysterious and fascinating charisma" (American Record Guide) and "captivating imagination coupled with freshness" (The Strad), Maya Levy has won numerous prestigious awards - the 1st Prize at the 'Médias Francophones Publics 2020' competition, the 'Silver Medal' at the Manhattan International Music Competition, the 'Supernova 2017' award at the Klarafestival - and is a laureate of the Karol Szymanowski Competition in 2018 and the 'International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition 2019' where she was awarded the Beethoven Prize for the best interpretation of the sonata.

In 2021, Maya was invited to the farewell concert of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

Gala Concert in 2021.
Gala Concert in 2021

She has collaborated with numerous renowned conductors and orchestras, including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Opera I Filharmonia Podlaska, the Szscecin Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra, Orquestra Simfonica Julia Carbonell, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Torun Symphonic Orchestra, the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie... Many venues have also hosted Maya Levy: the Konzerthaus concert hall in Berlin, NOSPR in Poland, the Szscecin Philharmonic, Auditori Municipal Eric Granados in Spain, Flagey Studio 4 in Brussels, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Bijloke in Ghent, the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, the Liège Philharmonic, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Recanati Hall in Tel Aviv.

Maya is regularly invited to festivals such as Mozartianna in Gdansk (Poland), Piano Salon Christophori (Berlin), Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland), Podium Jonge Musici, Jugend Musiziert (Germany), Les sommets du classique (Switzerland), the 'Musical Ballade in Rixensart' festival, the Musical Festival of Lasne, the Musicales de la Côte chalonnaise (France), L'été Mosan Festival, the Klarafestival, the Festival Musiq'3,...

The 2020/2021 season will begin with a tour of Belgium with the Shostakovich concerto. She will make her debut at the Berlin Philharmonic as well as in Shanghai, Beijing, among others, as part of a tour of about fifteen concerts in China. (Due to Covid19, these concerts have been postponed to the following season).

Maya is also an accomplished chamber musician, having had a duo with pianist Matthieu Idmtal for 7 years, and being part of the Trio Carlo Van Neste since 2014 (Karin Lechner, piano and Alexandre Debrus, cello). Two CDs have been released from these two formations. The critically acclaimed CD; Mendelssohn Piano Trios on Pavane Records was released in 2014.

Gala 2021 with Angela Merkel and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.
Gala 2021 with Angela Merkel and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.

In 2017, her second CD; Edvard Grieg Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano was released under the same label, with pianist Matthieu Idmtal. The CD, highly appreciated by the press, received numerous awards from Classica Magazine, La Libre Belgique, Klara's top 10, American Records, and was called by The Strad Magazine: "A most exhilarating recording of a lesser-known Grieg." In 2021, her CD "The Lockdown" was released under the Rubicon Classics Ltd. London label. The program of this CD is dedicated to Piazzolla (Tangos for solo violin, world premiere) and Prokofiev's sonatas for two violins and solo violin, with violinist Hrachya Avanesyan.

Born in 1997 to French and Belgian parents, Maya Levy began playing the violin at the age of 4 under the direction of Bernadette Jansen. Later, she continued her studies with Igor Tkatchouk and since 2013 with the eminent Russian pedagogue Boris Kuschnir, in Vienna as well as with Hrachya Avanesyan. In the meantime, she has benefited from masterclasses given by renowned teachers such as Augustin Dumay, Pavel Vernikov, Itamar Golan, Renaud Capuçon, Miriam Fried, Sergey Khachatryan, Andrey Baranov, and Leonidas Kavakos. Maya Levy plays a 1702 Guarneri violin.