Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser is currently a Leverhulme Scholar undertaking her Masters in Contemporary Piano Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has just returned to London after studying Piano Performance at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of critically acclaimed English concert pianist Jonathan Plowright and Isobel Anderson who also specialises in Alexander Technique. During her undergraduate studies, she showcased a variety of repertoire with emphasis on new works and Free Improvisation within the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s prestigious festivals and concerts, as well as performing in Edinburgh, Brussels, London and in Cyprus where she was featured on national radio.
Now under the tutelage of Douglas Finch and Rolf Hind, her concerts have been closely linked with Trinity Laban’s ‘Venus Blazing’ initiative where she performed in the chamber orchestra of Thea Musgrave’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ and showcased several works of women composers such as Nicole Lizeé, Diana Burrell and Anne Boyd. Her debut album (released June 26th) with Improvisation trio ‘Equinox’ consists of Georgios Kypridemos and Taner Kermirtlek and includes her own improvisation based pieces as well as new music for piano, percussion and live electronics. She has performed a vast range of contemporary repertoire in and around London and has engaged with work that incorporates theatre, electronics and movement into her solo and chamber performance.
Her current projects include recording her debut album of newly commissioned compositions with her woodwind trio, New Woods Collective as well as working closely with several composers and performers in London on works that will be premiered in 2020.
Equinox is an improvisation collective based in the UK consisting of Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, Georgios Kypridemos and Taner Kemirtlek. Their multi-layered approach to music exists in the intersection between classical music and contemporary experimentalism.
Maya-Leigh, Georgios and Taner all studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Georgios and Maya studied piano performance whilst Taner studied composition. By using electronics, keyboard and their own collected orchestra of miscellaneous instruments, they explore subjects such as mental health, contemporary British culture, identity and love.
On the 26th of June 2019, Equinox released their debut album: 'Ascending' which includes improvisation based compositions that were each written by different members of Equinox. They have been fortunate enough to receive funding from Desmond Cheyne and have been working on a number of collaborations with film makers, animators and other fellow composers and improvisers. For more information on Equinox's current projects, recordings and videos, click on the Spotify, Itunes and Youtube icons on the home page.
(Artwork: Ofra Rosenwasser)
COLLABORATIONS: NEW WOODS COLLECTIVE
The New Woods Collective is a woodwind trio specialisng in contemporary repertoire. The trio formed during Autumn 2018 and consists of Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, Hannah Shilvock (Bass Clarinet) and Christina Alishaw (Flute/Piccolo).
Since forming, New Woods Collective has performed at the Old Royal Naval Court Chapel, New Lights Piano Festival and St Alfege Church, where they premiered the works of David Bennett Thomas, Piet Ketting, Mathieu Robert and James Hurst. Currently they are working on a programme of repertoire that has been commissioned for by new and emerging composers. They will be showcasing these works in their debut album which will be released in 2020, as well as several concerts, in the Autumn season.
New Woods Collective are available for both recitals and collaborations with composers and other art forms. For enquires message on any of Maya-Leigh's social media platforms.
This Thus (;) debut recital, St George the Martyr, London.
Roxanna Albayati (Cellist) and Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser have joined forces to create This Thus (;) a experimental duo looking to explore free improvisation and performance art.
Olyver New Music Collective
Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser has recently become a member of the Olyver New Music Collective, a new music ensemble, concert series, music education foundation and contemporary music news outlet. Maya-Leigh will be giving free improvisation and new music workshops as well as performing both solo and chamber recitals throughout the 2019-20 concert season. More details to come.
New Woods Collective: Album
New Woods Collective is in the process of recording their debut album consisting of six works by different emerging composers who we commissioned. More details regarding release dates and album launch to come!
Highlights of Previous Work
July 2016 - Solo recital in Kyriakides Steinway Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus. Promoted and featured on Cypriot national radio.
April & July 2017 - Performance of Haydn Piano Concerto in D with St Bartholomew Chamber Orchestra, London. Subsequently invited back as a featured soloist in their summer concert in 2017 where she played a works by Liszt, Mozart and Scarlatti.
March 2016-2018 - Fitkin Piano Quartet - Performances of multi piano works by Graham Fitkin and David Hamilton at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Piano Festivals for three consecutive years.
December 2018 - Invited to play with Trinity Laban Chamber Orchestra for 'Trinity Laban's production of A Christmas Carol' by Thea Musgrave.
January 2019 - Solo recital at the Old Royal Naval Court Chapel, London. Programme consisted of works by Takemitsu, James Hurst, Graham Fitkin, Rolf Hind and Diana Burrel.
February 2019 - New Woods Collective's debut recital at the Old Royal Naval Court Chapel, London.
March 2019 - Immersive theatre performance for actors, movement and talking pianist in Shoreditch, London. Production by Tanthem.
April 2019 - Equinox recital at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh playing works by Graham Fitkin and trio improvisations.
June 2019 - Featured pianist in New Lights Piano Festival playing works by Nicole Lizee, Rolf Hind, Webern, Judith Weir, Anne Boyd, & large ensemble improvisations.
June 2019 - Solo recital in St George the Martyr, London. Programme consisted of works by Messiaen, George Crumb, and improvisations.
June 2019 - Performance with Trinity Laban's Contemporary Music Group. Sam Hayden's Chorale for David for Cello, Clarinet, Vibraphone and Piano.
August 2019 - Equinox recital at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh playing works written by members of Equinox including the premiere of Maya-Leigh's composition: Landlines
November 2019 - Trinity Laban Masterclasses with Megumi Masaki and Ikuko Inoguchi, performing works by Takemitsu, Michael Clulow and Maya-Leigh's own work.
November 2019 - New Woods Collective feat. Susanna Mcrae, London, performing works by Cooke, Copland, Schubert and Clulow at the Old Royal Naval Court Chapel & The Bakehouse Theatre, Blackheath.
December 2019 - This Thus (;) debut recital: Perceptions, St George the Martyr London, Roxanna Albayati and Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser's debut recital together as experimental duo This Thus (;).
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