Maya Sayag | מאיה סייג
Singer Soprano | זמרת סופרן
Soprano Maya Sayag, born in Tel Aviv (2000) is a prizewinner of several competitions, including grand first prize in the National Competition for Excellent Classical Music Students sponsored by the Israeli Ministry of Education (2018) and first prize in "Or-Tsair" competition (2017).
She is a recipient of excellence scholarships from the Ronen Foundation (2017-2019) and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2018-2019).
Maya's solo performances include the soprano solo, Pie Jesu, in Fauré Requiem, the soprano solo in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, "The turtle dove", and "Ave Maria" solo in "Abu Gosh Music Festival".
She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Music Centre program for excellent young singers, where she participated in master classes with leading conductors and artists such as Daniel Cohen, Jeanette Favaro, Prof. Karola Theill, Ammiel Bushakevitz and Timothy Fallon.
As a participant in the International Summer Opera program in Tel Aviv 2019, she worked under the guidance of leading coaches and singers such as Kevin Murphy, Mark Schnaible, Abbie Furmansky, Gary Jankowski, Chris Crans and more.
Moreover in 2019 she participated in the International Masters of Vocal Arts, Jerusalem. There she performed as a soloist in the orchestral Gala under the baton of maestro Adi Bar. She sang the roles of "Baaz" and "Moxo" in "When he was good" - Israeli modern opera premiere.
Maya was a member of the "Bat-Kol" girl choir conducted by Anat Morag, and performed as "Bat-Kol" choir soloist in various ceremonies and concerts in Israel as well as in festivals abroad (Barcelona, Germany, Swiss and China).
She graduated Cum Laude from the Thelma Yellin High School of Music and Arts in 2018, where she majored in classical music.
She was recognized by the army as an “Outstanding Musician”. 0n October 2018 she started her academic studies towards a B.Mus degree at Tel Aviv University's Buchmann - Mehta school of music under the guidance of Efrat Ben Nun.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
My relationship with the Ronen Foundation, and with Yaffa, began when I was a high school student, a young and fresh singer, at a concert of the Jerusalem Music Centre for excellent young singers program.
Yaffa approached me at the end of the concert and asked for my name, and that's where it all started - financial support, mental support, conversations about career, love, life.
I will not forget this evening, and the excitement that Yaffa showed for me, this excitement gave me more confidence to keep moving forward, to believe in myself.
Since then Yaffa has always been there for happy messages and always interested and asking what’s going on. Yaffa is an amazing and revered personality, and I'm glad that by chance, we crossed paths.
There is no doubt that my familiarity with the foundation has a profound impact on my professional track.