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Maya Maalouf is a freelance violinist and teacher in the DC area. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BA) and the Catholic University of American (MM), both in violin performance. Maya's primary teachers have included Charles Castleman, Amy Beth Horman, Ivan Minas-Bekov and Joseph Gatwood.


Maya is currently a member of the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble that specializes in Latin American music. In the summer of 2009, she joined PASO for its first international tour in Peru. She also performs regularly with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and the Landon Symphonette, and has played at important DC area venues including the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium, Glen Eccoh, the Argentinian, Venezuelan, Canadian, and Vatican Embassies and prestigious social settings such as the Georgtown Club, Anderson House, Dacor-Bacon House, the Butler House and the International Student House.

She has been a participant in a number of solo, chamber and orchestral summer programs and festivals including the Quartet Program, the National Orchestral Institute, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, Killington Music Festival, and Eastman School of Music Balanes Gamalan Summer Workshop.


Maya is also a dedicated violin teacher. She has a private studio of talented and intellectually curious students ranging in age from four to early adulthood. She has been on the faculty of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the DC Youth Orchestra Program and the Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts.