2017 Performer Profiles: Maia Cabeza

No.4 – Maia Cabeza

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2017 Southwell Music Festival.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming violinist Maia Cabeza to Southwell Music Festival for the first time.

1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do?

Hello! My name is Maia Cabeza and I’m a violinist based in Berlin. I play in a variety of ensembles, doing a mix of solo, chamber and orchestral performing. I am especially passionate about chamber music, and feel lucky that I have the chance to regularly meet and collaborate with interesting musicians who come from different backgrounds and offer unique musical perspectives. This will be my first time to Southwell Music Festival, but I am already looking forward to meeting new people and performing great music!

2) What music are you most looking forward to performing in Southwell this year?

I actually love all the pieces I will be playing, but I’m particularly excited about playing Poulenc’s “Le Bal Masque”, a song cycle for baritone and chamber ensemble set to poems by the French surrealist poet Max Jacob. Not only is it an incredibly fun and absurd piece, but the instrumentation is rather large for a chamber group, making the opportunity to perform it this summer a special one!

3) What other things have you got coming up that are interesting in the next few months?

In the next months I’ll be playing a lot of chamber music, including several concerts and a festival with a quartet in Switzerland. This fall I will also be guest leading a couple of projects with Aurora Orchestra in London, which I’m very excited about! Another highlight is a week at “Open Chamber Music” in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. This is a special place that I’ve been regularly going to for the last 7 years, where the beautiful landscape serves as the perfect inspiration for fulfilling music making.”


Maia is supported at the Southwell Music Festival by Tarisio.

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