Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat are a couple both in life and music creating their own unique sound, based on their instruments – Cello, Voice and Drums. In 2012 Maya & Matan teamed up to perform together, hypnotizing their audiences through the unique and exhilarating combination of Maya’s ethereal Cello and vocal talent, and the orchestra of sounds that made up Matan’s drums.
Matan’s musical journey started in the North of Israel in a small village at the age of 11, As a child, he always worked hard to be a session player and a band drummer in the big city. Ephrat’s talents are in a league of their own, bringing him onto the stage as one of the most sought after drummers on the local scene.
Maya started as a classical educated cellist at the age of 7 playing solo, chamber music and in orchestras. She always loved to play with people and to interact with other musicians.
She studied in music schools and in the Jerusalem academy of music and won several music scholarships along the years. After playing years in the classical music scene and studying with the best teachers (Hillel Zori, Zvi Plesser, Itzhak Perlman and more),
Maya wanted to expand her musical horizons and started playing, producing and recording and writing arrangements for popular artists.
After a few years of playing with others, she found her voice and started to sing and create her own music. Matan and Maya met each other playing for the same production. Since then the two decided to join together in their musical and romantic journeys creating their own unique music and sound. They share an astounding passion for music and a deep interest in experimenting with new genres. They merge modern beats creating a sensational, virtuosic musical production.
In their show you can hear them playing original songs influenced by their roots and their travels around the world. They are also playing their interruptions for song they love and playing instrumental original pieces.