Canadian-American violinist Maia Cabeza was born in Japan in 1992 and is of Argentinean heritage. She came to international attention as the 1st prize "Mozart prize" winner of the 2013 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg, Germany, and enjoys a multi-faceted performing career. As a soloist, she has performed with several notable orchestras including, among others, the Augsburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Edmonton Symphony and Detroit Symphony. Her solo and chamber music performances have brought her to some of the world’s most important halls, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Vienna Konzerthaus and Berlin Philharmonie. In 2016, she released a positively acclaimed debut CD on Oehms Classics which features contrasting solo and chamber works by Mozart and Schnittke.
Maia is extremely passionate and dedicated to chamber music, and she has performed at many prestigious festivals such as Marlboro Music Festival, Rheingau, Kronberg "Chamber Music Connects the World", Ravinia, Saronic Music Festival, Krzyżowa Music, Southwell, Verbier Festival Academy, and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, taking part in the tour group of 2015. In these festivals and others, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with distinguished musicians such as Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian, Christian Tetzlaff, Dénes Várjon, and various members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion and Vermeer String Quartets. In addition to her solo and chamber music activities, Maia performs as a member of Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Principal Second of Kammerakademie Potsdam, and has been invited to guest lead orchestras such as Czech Philharmonic and Aurora Orchestra, among others.
Maia received her Bachelor's Degree at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, USA) studying with Ida Kavafian and Joseph Silverstein, and was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic "Karajan" Orchestra Academy between 2012-2014. Currently, she is pursuing a masters degree in Berlin at the "Hanns Eisler" Musikhochschule with Antje Weithaas. She plays a C.G. Testore violin (circa. 1700), awarded by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Fund in Hamburg, Germany.