Depression can be beautiful.
Maya Beiser is an American cellist who lives in New
York City. She was raised on a kibbutz in Israel by
her French mother and Argentine father, and graduated
from Yale University School of Music.
The New Yorker magazine described her as a
“cello goddess” and the San Francisco Chronicle
called her “the queen of contemporary cello”.
She has been known for her virtuosity, her unusual
concert presentations and her eclectic repertoire.
She has collaborated with composers Louis Andriessen,
Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov,
Steve Reich, Simon Shaheen, and David Lang among
many others. She was the founding cellist of the new
music ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars.