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Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat

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.

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.

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.


Maya Belsitzman 

Matan Ephrat

As a duo, Maya & Matan are performing around the world. Maya is singing and playing the cello, using all sorts of effects, creating her own unique sound. Matan plays on an acoustic drum set combining an electronic set up of his own. Together they create a new sound. 

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.

They released 5 albums:

2011 - Maya Belsitzman

2013 - Live Studio Session

2015 - Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat

2018 - Two Elements

2018 - LIVE

They have been performing in festivals around the world such as Paris Jazz Festival, Buenos Aires Jazz festival, Cervantino festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Nairobi Jazz festival, Pohoda festival and many more. They both played with artists such as Yasmin Levi, Noa (Achinoam Nini), Barbara Streisand, Avishai Cohen, Idan Reichel project, Keren Ann and many more.

In their new project “Crazy He Calls Me” they are representing the greatests

classical LOVE SONGS of the early 20th century in their own unique way,

with special new interpretations. Alongside with three virtuosic string

players they are telling this beautiful story about a Nature Boy who fell in love. 

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