Maya Meron was born in Jerusalem in 1980. She began to play the violin at the age of eight, studying both in Israel and Canada. By the age of 13, she has won the Canadian National Music Competition. As a violinist, she has performed concertos as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and won many awards in Israel, including the Young Artist Competition of the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. While studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2000, Maya started to play the viola and it quickly became clear to her that this is her chosen instrument.
Maya has performed as a soloist and in chamber music groups at numerous festival, including Prussia Cove, Sounding Jerusalem Festival (Israel), Spoleto Festival (Italy), the Lake District and Prestigne Festivals, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival in the UK (recorded for the BBC) the Ravinia Festival Stean’s Institute for Young Artists (USA) and at the Heimbach Chamber Music Festival of Lars Vogt. Her chamber music partners have included Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Marie Elizabeth Hecker, Antje Weithaas, Gustav Rivinius, Kathy Gowers, Paul Watkins and Daniel Hope.
Since 2008, Maya has been a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Daniel Barenboim, and she has also played with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Berliner Philharmoniker (2008-2009) and as guest leader of the Philharmonia orchestra.
In 2013, Maya has been appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London for her achievements in music.