Connecting to the essence
of who we truly are

For over 20 years, Israeli composer, performer and educator Maya Raviv has dedicated her work to creating music which penetrates the depths of the human soul. Maya's music, born from the sacred wisdom of ancient Hebrew texts, inspirits healing and inspiration, and helps us connect to the essence of who we truly are.

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For over 10 years, Maya's original compositions from the Hebrew Psalms have served listeners, audience members and workshop participants in Israel, the United States and worldwide by creating and holding space for moments of healing, inspiration and self-reflection.

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On May 4, 2022, Maya was honored to become the first woman ever to sing prayers at Israel's National Memorial Day Ceremony. The nationally televised ceremony, officiated by the Defense Secretary, General Benny Gantz, was held at Remembrance Hall on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Maya sang her original compositions Lecha Dumiyah Tehila and Shir Hama'alot.

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PUBLISHED WORKS

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SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2010   UNITED NATIONS

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"SHALOM ALEICHEM" AT THE UNITED NATIONS

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LINCOLN CENTER

SYMPHONY SPACE, NYC,  WITH OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK

COMPOSING FOR THE "PSALMS PROJECT" IN THE GAILEE

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LUNA  STUDIOS  TEL AVIV

CAMPAIGN FOR GILAD SHALIT

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PREMIERE OF "ECHAD" AT LINCOLN CENTER

NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

WITH THE TEL AVIV CHAMBER CHOIR

CHANEL  1  TV  ISRAEL

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, HAR HERTZL, JERUSALEM

PROGRAM FOR BEREAVED FAMILIES, GALILEE

SELECTED WORKS & PERFORMANCES

2004      To the Eagle  (Album) Hebrew prayers, for voice and violin

  

2006      Echad (One)  Lincoln Center, New York City, Hebrew-Arab prayer

                   commissioned by the Society for Universal Sacred Music

  

2008      Shalom Aleichem  United Nations Headquarters, New York City

  

2008      Nishmat Kol Chai  Commissioned by Kabbalah Centre, Sidney, Australia

  

2009      Mabat Einecha  Commissioned by the campaign for the release of Gilad  Schalit, with

                   Aviva Schalit and the Tel Aviv Chamber choir, conducted by Michael Shani

  

2011        Shir Hama’alot (Psalm 126)  Symphony Space, New York City, with renowned Sufi        

                   musician Omar Faruk Tekbilak

    

2017       Echad (One)  (Album) Commissioned works 

  

2019       Tfilati (My Prayer)  (Album) First album from The Psalms Project, voice and piano

 

2022      National Memorial Day Ceremony, Hall of Remembrance, Har Herzl, Jerusalem

BIOGRAPHY

Israeli composer, performer and educator Maya Raviv breathes new life into ancient Hebrew texts, fusing universal themes from the Jewish tradition with the healing power of music to connect to the larger human experience. 

   

Born and raised in the Middle East and educated in the United States, Maya has absorbed the sounds and stories of many faiths, all of which have influenced her life’s work. Maya has carried out her mission performing for Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Holocaust survivors in Oklahoma, at the Lincoln Center and the United Nations Headquarters, and in kindergartens, nursing homes, hospitals, churches and synagogues all across America. 

      

In 2007, Maya returned to Israel’s Western Galilee and dedicated her musical work to the families of those lost to war, performing at the Israeli Defense Force’s national memorial services, and for the campaign for the release of hostage Gilad Schalit, until he was freed in 2011.

  

From 2009 to 2013 Maya was a Composer-In-Residence for the Society for Universal Sacred Music, and served as a member of its Board of Directors. Maya holds a master’s degree in music composition and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Oklahoma City University. Prior to that she studied dance and theater at Tel Aviv Kibbutzim College.

  

Maya's first solo album, To the Eagle,  is a compilation of Hebrew prayers composed and arranged for voice and violin. Her second album, Echad, (“One”) includes universal prayers from the Hebrew liturgy and poetry, including a shared Jewish-Muslim prayer, which premiered in 2006 at the Lincoln Center in New York.  Tfilati, the first album of the Psalms Project is arranged for piano and solo voice.

   

Since 2012, Maya has dedicated her work to The Psalms Project, composing universal prayers from the ancient Hebrew Psalms. As part of The Psalms Project, Maya performs her compositions from the Psalms and leads workshops of self-exploration and emotional healing, a process facilitated by an immersive and enveloping soundtrack of her live music. The Psalms Project concerts and workshops are offered live in the Galilee and worldwide via Zoom.

In 2022, Maya was the first woman ever to sing prayers at Israel's National Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony, officiated by Defense Secretary Gen. Benny Gantz, was held in the new Remembrance Hall, on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.