Canadian violinist Maia Cabeza was born in Japan, and is of Argentinean heritage. She came to international attention as the first prize winner of the 2013 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg, Germany. More recently, she won 2nd prize and a CD production at the 2018 International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany.
As a soloist she has performed with several notable orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and the Detroit Symphony. She has also performed at several festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Saronic Chamber Music Festival, the Southwell Music Festival, and the Krzyzowa Music Festival. Maia is also a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and she regularly guest leads other major European orchestras. In 2016, she released her debut CD featuring works by Mozart and Schnittke on Oehms Classics.
She received her bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and her master’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin.