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Maya Homburger (Violin)

Born: Zürich, Switzerland

The Swiss violinist, Maya Homburger, was born and educated in Zürich.

Maya Homburger moved to England in 1986 to join John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists, Trevor Pinnock’s The English Concert and other period instrument groups. Concerts and Recordings as leader of the Chandos Baroque Players and founding her own Trio Virtuoso led her to specialise more and more in chamber music and solo performance. In 1993 she recorded the 12 fantasies for solo violin by Georg Philipp Telemann and in 1995 the six sonatas for violin and harpsichord by J.S. Bach together with Malcolm Proud.

Ever since meeting the composer and solo bassist Barry Guy - on the occasion of an extended concert tour with Christopher Hogwood’s Academy of Ancient Music in 1988 - she has devoted her time developing her own personal style on the Baroque violin as well as managing the Barry Guy New Orchestra, the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and running her own CD label MAYA recordings.

The idea to perform Baroque solo works in the context of free improvised music and newly commissioned pieces sparked off the Homburger/Guy Duo and together Maya Homburger and Barry Guy have given concerts in many major Jazz, New Music and Baroque Music Festivals all over Europe.

New works in her repertoire include Barry Guy’s compositions Celebration, Inachis, Aglais and Lysandra for solo violin, Ceremony for violin and tape, Bubblets for violin and harpsichord and compositions for baroque violin and double bass, especially commissioned for the Homburger/Guy Duo from Buxton Orr, Roger Marsh and Giles Swayne.

After living in Ireland for nine years where they contributed both to the early as well as the contemporary music scene, they have moved to Switzerland in 2006.

In 1999 Maya Homburger organised her own music Series in Dublin called “Now and Then”. In 2000 she was one of the leaders and soloists for John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata Pilgrimage which took her to many of Europe’s most beautiful cathedrals and churches where she performed in 52 Bach Cantatas.

Recordings include the Duo CD’s “Ceremony” (ECM) and “Dakryon” (Maya Recordings), Bach/Guy solo works (Maya Recs.) and “Folio” (ECM) where she appears as violin soloist together with the Münchener Kammerorchester.


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Source: Barry Guy/Maya Homburger Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2010)

Maya Homburger: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Violin

BWV 11 [3rd, Video], BWV 34, BWV 59, BWV 74, BWV 82, BWV 83,, BWV 125, BWV 172, BWV 200
BWV 248 [1st], BWV 249 [2nd, Video]
BCP:
BWV 8, BWV 21, BWV 27, BWV 36 [2nd], BWV 47, BWV 51, BWV 61 [2nd], BWV 62 [2nd], BWV 70, BWV 95, BWV 99, BWV 100, BWV 114, BWV 132, BWV 135, BWV 138, BWV 147 [2nd], BWV 148, BWV 161, BWV 226

John Eliot Gardiner

Violin

Member of English Baroque Soloists:
BCP Vol. 4: CD-1:
BWV 9, BWV 170, J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um; CD-2: BWV 186, BWV 107, BWV 187

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