IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!
Miss Kilburn performed an impressive program at the Division competition on January 16, 2016. She and her collaborator/father, Dr. Ray Kilburn, took top honors for their presentation of the following works:
- Concerto No. I in G Minor, Opus 26 (Max Bruch)
- Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani (Fritz Kreisler)
- Romanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok)
Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!
Maya’s bio is as follows:
A native of Muncie, IN, Maya Kilburn is 13 years old and studies with Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University Jacobs School String Academy. She began her studies at age 4 under Anna Vayman, and subsequently studied with Chin Mi Kim in Indianapolis. Over the past year, Maya won the junior divisions of both the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the New World Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, subsequently performing movements from the Kabalevski and Wieniawski 2nd concerti in concert with each of these orchestras. She then won the MTNA junior strings competition at both the state and division levels, and will compete as one of seven national finalists in Texas this spring. Maya has also won 1st prize in the Indiana Music Teachers Association Competition strings division in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale 2013, and was also a prize-winner in the Forte String Competition of Indianapolis in 2011 and the Sejong Competition in Chicago in 2012. She has been active performing on many recitals with the IU String Academy Violin Virtuosi at Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, with IVCI Laureate David Chan at the Indiana Landmarks Center, with Atar Arad and Joseph Swenson, and with the Bloomington Symphony. She has also performed in master class for such artists as Jinjoo Cho, Blair Milton, and Jonathan Swartz. Maya has performed on many recitals with her parents in the Midwestern US, Japan and Central America, and was recently featured on an Indiana Public Radio broadcast. She is very much looking forward to a 3-week concert tour with the Violin Virtuosi in Argentina this June. In her spare time, Maya enjoys reading, writing stories, sometimes in collaboration with her best friend Olivia, and spending time with her ARF rescued dogs Cocoa and Sophia.