Maya Anjali Buchanan, Dorothy DeLay Concerto Competition Winner Back To Performers
Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin, makes her Aspen Music Festival solo debut this summer as the recipient of the 2019 Dorothy DeLay Fellowship Award. A major prizewinner on the national and international stage, she received first place in the 2017 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition and was a top medalist of the Johansen, Stulberg, Cooper, Stradivarius, and Washington International Competitions. Maya made her solo debut at age ten and has performed on three continents to enthusiastic review. Highlights of recent and forthcoming solo engagements include her Chicago orchestral debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, China debut with the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra, debuts in recital at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. The featured soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the U.S., Maya has also appeared as the guest artist at the Peninsula Music Festival, and Harpa International Academy Festival. Since age ten, Maya has participated in the AMFS for nine summers with instructors Paul Kantor, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Donald Weilerstein. She is an alumna of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, an elite precollege program, where she studied with Almita Vamos. She currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music in the studio of Ida Kavafian. Maya performs with a c. 1730 Guarneri del Gesù on extended loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago.