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“The adventurous Ms. Beiser has been called the 'cello goddess,' which is not hyperbole: She summons from her instrument an emotional power so stirring that even the most stoic audience members risk turning into sobbing sacks of flesh.”

~The New York Times 

"You know from the start that Beiser, who is a magnificent cellist, is going to fill not just your ears but also take over your senses." 

~The Los Angeles Times


“Cellist Maya Beiser finds no boundaries in music. In her TED talk, she recalls the intermingling of J.S. Bach's cello suites and the chanting of Muslim prayers from an Arab village near the Kibbutz in Israel where she grew up. She's equally comfortable navigating brand-new commissions from today's top composers or looping her cello into a wall of sound in rock standards by Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.”


“Ms. Beiser’s cello has a uniquely commanding tone. Like John Coltrane’s saxophone or Duane Allman’s guitar it is able to convey the sound of an urgently impassioned voice in many guises.”

~The Wall Street Journal


"Maya Beiser, the reigning queen of the avant-garde cello, has been pushing out the boundaries of her instrument for years, but in a rapturous, high-intensity performance on Saturday night at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, it was clear she’s now aiming at almost transcendental heights. Switching between electric and amplified acoustic cellos, using electronics to build huge and sweeping juggernauts of sound, Beiser knitted pop and overtly spiritual music together — and found a deep, almost devotional thread running through everything she played."

~The Washington Post

As reviewed in

All About Jazz

American Theatre Magazine

Audiophile Audition


Billboard Magazin

Boston Examiner

The Boston Globe

Chicago Sun-Times

Creative Loafing

Detroit Free Press

El Mundo

The Financial Times

Flaunt Magazine

Flood Magazine

The Guardian

The Houston Chronicle

The Huffington Post

I Care If You Listen

The Jewish Chronicle

Le Monde

The Los Angeles Times

Music Web International

The New Yorker

New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Radio New Zealand

Rolling Stone Magazine

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Classical Voice

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Slate Magazine

Strung Out

The Sunday Times

Sydney Morning Herald

Tablet Magazine

The Times 

Van Magazine


The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

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