Artists

Maya Beiser

Through an eclectic repertoire and a quest to redefine her instrument's boundaries, Maya Beiser has attracted world renown. She has commissioned and performed many works written for her by leading composers including Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, among others. Beiser has conceived of and performed in her own signature multimedia concerts including World To Come, which premiered at Zankel Hall's inaugural season; Almost Human, a collaboration with visual artist Shirin Neshat; and Provenance, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008 and forms the basis of her latest recording, a top-selling classical and world music CD since its 2010 release. Highlights of Beiser's recent US tours include performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Royce Hall in LA, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. She was also a featured speaker/performer at the 2011 TED conference. Beiser was the founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars.