Gregory Maytan, violin
Gregory Maytan has been praised for his ‘infectious vitality’ and for his ‘lyrical freshness’ by The Strad, who also awarded his CD of Scandinvian music with the distinction of CD of the Month. The Nordsee Zeitung, Strings Magazine and the American Record Guide have also reviewed Maytan’s performances favorably.
Maytan has performed virtually all the major violin concertos with orchestra and regularly performs in recitals and concerts in Europe and the US. He has performed on the Dame Myra Hess series, and also at venues such as Ravinia and Tanglewood. He has also performed in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan and China.
As an orchestral musician, he has performed as a member of the Tanglewood Orchestra and the Boston Symphony, he has also performed as guest concertmaster of the Kalamazoo, Northwest Indiana, Illinois, and West Michigan Symphonies. Currently, he is permanent concertmaster of the Battle Creek Symphony.
Maytan has been nominated for a Grammis award (Swedish Grammy) and has had his CD receive the distinction of ‘Classical CD of the Year’ by Hifi Magazine. He is also a Fulbright Specialist awardee.
Maytan performs on a 1800 Joseph Gagliano Violin, generously loaned to him by the Jarnaker foundation, administered by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. He graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Musicas a student of Miriam Fried, Alexander Kerr and Paul Biss.