Canadian-American violinist Maia Cabeza enjoys a multi-faceted performing career as chamber musician, soloist and orchestral leader. She is concertmaster of Aurora Orchestra and Principal 2nd in Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Kammerakademie Potsdam. Maia won 1st prize in the Leopold Mozart Competition and 2nd prize at the J.S. Bach Competition, and has performed concertos with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, and Munich Radio Orchestra. She is a member of Spunicunifait, a string quintet on period instruments, and performed at festivals such as Marlboro and Lockenhaus and Prussia Cove. She has collaborated with musicians such as Kristian Bezuidenhout, Vilde Frang, Nobuko Imai, Steven Isserlis and Anna Prohaska. Maia was born in Japan and is of Argentinean heritage. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Apart from music, she is a great lover of all things involving food, traveling, and spending time outside in the sun whenever it shows up (she lives in Berlin).