Gregory Maytan 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. Recent engagements include multiple performances of the Paganini, Sibelius, Bruch and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos with orchestras in Nevada, Indiana, Michigan, South Dakota and Sweden. He has also performed as a soloist in the Paganini and Tchaikovsky concertos in tours throughout China, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia under the batons of Evind Gullberg-Jensen and Dennis Russell-Davies.
An avid chamber musician, he has participated in the prestigious chamber music festival ‘Musikveckan’ in Junsele, Sweden. During the summer of 2011 he performed at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee and joined the chamber group Luna Nova. He has performed at venues such as Ravinia and Tanglewood. 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, Northern State University-Aberdeen 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 performs on the Nicolo Gagliano ‘ex-Loeb’ from 1766.
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