Maya Barsacq is the founder and conductor of Cadenza and Nu.
A passionate and dynamic artist, she is a dedicated advocate of classical music and especially contemporary classical music, Barsacq strives to champion new compositions and collaborate with living composers and artists around the world.
Barsacq has premiered with Cadenza, works of Vasks, Milhaud, Poulenc, Shariff, Auric, and Jeanrenaud.
She also works as a freelance music director, conducting opera, and musical theater pieces in the United States and in Europe. Barsacq loves the theatricality of life and performance. She has recently worked closely with Carlus Padrissa of La Fura dels Baus, an inspiring creator for her.
Barsacq is a strong advocate of music education and appreciation in and out of the classroom. She frequently is invited to teach master workshops in conservatories and universities, and also enjoys working with young children in the classroom.
Maya Barsacq received her conducting training from esteemed conductors: George Cleve, Nicole Paiement, Barbara Day Turner, and Michel Singher.
Barsacq also dedicates time to composing. Recently her music was showcased at Loop Barcelona.
Upcoming in the spring of 2019, is a presentation of her piece for piano and sound effects; a collaboration with artist Savina Tarsitano, which will be presented at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan. Also in the works, is a commission and collaboration with Fluxus artist Susan Harby.
She is the proud recipient of the 2005 Gail Rich Award for her dedication to the arts.