Gregory Maytan has joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) during the fall of 2010 after having served four years as an Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University. He performs regularly as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Maytan has performed extensively in Europe and the US, playing about 50 recitals a year. Recent engagements include multiple performances of the Paganini Violin Concerto no 1 and the Sibelius Violin Concertos with orchestras in Nevada, Indiana, Sweden and China and participation in the prestigious chamber music festival ‘Musikveckan’ in Junsele, Sweden.
Maytan’s first CD, consisting of music from his native Scandinavia, was lauded by the Classical Voice of North Carolina for its ‘great artistry’ and noted that the performance is ‘as polished as any listener could desire’. It was selected by The Strad is the top recital CD of April, 2009 and highly praised by Strings Magazine and the American Record Guide. His second recording featuring the sonatas of Faure, Franck and the Chausson Poeme will be released in the fall of 2010.
He has participated in the International Chamber Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, where he was a featured prize winner and has placed and been awarded significant cash awards in the Swedish Royal Academy’s competition for post-graduate violinists during the years 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has performed and toured with numerous orchestras, and his concerts have been broadcast on radio and television in the U.S. and Europe. A sought after teacher, he has presented masterclasses at Butler University (Indianapolis), the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The University of Nevada- Reno and the University of Wyoming- Laramie. He has also himself participated in masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Leonidas Kavakos and Michela Martin.
He earned his doctorate in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, where he studied with the renowned violinists Miriam Fried and Paul Biss. Other teachers include Igor Petruschevski (London), Federico Agostini (Bloomington) and Alexander Kerr (Bloomington). He is currently performing on a Giovanni Grancino violin from 1694 which is on loan, in the mean time he is eagerly searching for a violin to acquire on a more permanent basis.
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