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Mayah Kadish, 1st & 2nd violin

Mayah Kadish was born in Rome and grew up in London. At university she studied philosophy at King’s College London, working for several years as a translator. She obtained her Master's degree as a violinist from London's Royal Academy of Music and studied the baroque violin with Enrico Onofri in Sicily.

Mayah plays internationally mainly with baroque and contemporary repertoire, equally at home in both worlds. She has played as soloist and chamber musician in halls such as the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, Lisbon's Centro Culturel de Belem, Paris Philharmonie and the Köln Philharmonie amongst others. She is principle violinist of the Berlin-based genre-fluid contemporary ensemble  s t a r g a z e  directed by André de Ridder,  principle violinist of London-based contemporary group Ensemble x.y, and has worked as Concertmaster and sometimes soloist with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra Controcorrente (IT), La Tempête (FR), Oxford Baroque (UK)amongst others. She writes music and often works collaboratively on making new music. Mayah has worked extensively with groups such as the Pomo d'Oro, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, London Sinfonietta, Holland Baroque Society amongst others. Frequent collaborators include performers and composers Timothy Cape, Elischa Kaminer, Sara Cubarsi, Anna Fusek, Alex Paxton.

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