Mayah Kadish

Baroque violin

This will be a week-long exploration of music from the baroque period. It is open to violinists who already have a historically informed practice, use gut strings and historical instruments, as well as violinists who are curious to get a taste of what that might mean. Individual lessons will focus on the student’s needs, and aim to approach baroque music holistically. We will investigate historical, technical, expressive and physical perspectives, using them as tools with which to arrive at an engaged performance.

The students can work on repertoire they wish to study, or repertoire based on the student’s level and needs can be suggested by the teacher prior to the course. It is advisable to arrive at the course with facsimiles of first editions of the music that will be studied in addition to any modern transcriptions the student wishes to bring.

MAYAH KADISH was born in Rome and grew up in London where she studied Philosophy at King’s College and the modern violin at The Royal Academy of Music. Then she studied the baroque violin in Palermo by Enrico Onofri at the Conservatorio Alessandro Scarlatti. Other teachers include Vera Beths, Remus Azoitei and Susan Collier.

Playing solo sonatas or as soloist with orchestra she has performed in halls /festivals such as Wiesbaden Staatstheater (DE),  Innsbrucker Festwochen (AT),  Muziekgebouw (NL), Sadler’s Wells London (UK), Barbican Centre (UK), Teatros Canal Sala Roja Madrid (ES), Lisbon's Centro Culturel de Belem (PT) , St John’s Smith Square London (UK), Concentus-Moraviae (CZ), Società Barattelli L’Acquila (IT), Heath Ledger Theatre Perth (AU),  TSB Arena Wellington (NZ) amongst many others.

As concertmaster she has worked with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra Controcorrente (IT), Oxford Baroque (UK), and La Tempête (FR), and has performed with many early music groups such as Il Pomo d’Oro, Holland Baroque Society (NL), Orchestra Montis Regalis (IT), La Serenissima (UK), Helsinki Baroque (FI), Matheus Ensemble (FR).

Mayah Kadish is co-founder and violinist of La Vaghezza, an ensemble dedicated principally to the Italian music of 17th-century, which has won several prizes and received considerable international recognition for its recordings and performances. You can listen to and watch her on our youtube channel, Concerts Festival/Ensemble La Vaghezza

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