Born in Gabon (West Africa) to a Thai mother and an Italian civil-engineer father, Maya Sapone was raised in a multicultural environment and lived in several African countries, in Italy and in the US. After graduating from Trinity College of Music in London, Maya obtained further vocal training in Italy and Spain. She has studied with Wendy Eathorne, Linda Hirst, Isabel Penagos, Geoffrey Pratley, Philip Colman, Yonty Solomon, Barry Jobling and Mary King; and has attended Masterclasses with Rodger Vignoles, Marcello Abbado, Rudolf Jansen, Helen Yorke and Eugene Asti.
A permanent member and creative associate of Elastic Theatre, Maya is also one of Voicelab’s vocal talents and a graduate of Pulse, Southbank Centre’s special training course for professional singers directed by Mary King.

Achievements
First Prize Winner, Gladys Puttick Memorial Prize for Extemporization 2005
Most Distinguished Musician Prize, Ibla Grand Prize 2005
Qualified Music Animateur, Spitalfields Festival 2007
Highly Commended, Performing Australian Music Competition 2008
Voicelab (Pulse), Southbank Centre 2008

Festivals/Recital Series
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2011; NOA Contemporary Opera Festival 2010/2011; Tête a Tête Opera Festival 2009/2010/2011; Jersey International Music Festival 2009; ILAMS Rodrigo Festival 2009; The Space Enterprise Festival 2008; Roma Teatro Festival 2008; Blüthner Recital Series 2008; Festival Europeo della Musica Roma 2007; Spitalfields Festival 2007; The Bath Recital Artists’ Trust Series; Camac Harp Days; St Martin-in-the-fields Recital Series; Bloomsbury Recital Series; AmaZonArt Concert Series.

Organisations
The King and I Tour; Elastic Theatre; London Metropolitan University; American University Paris/Arts Arena Paris; The Worshipful Company of Musicians; Blüthner Piano; Italian Institute of Culture London/Nairobi/Lisbon/Bogotá; European Chamber Opera; Southbank Centre; Concordia Foundation International Ensemble; Music in Action Jersey; Music in Offices; ILAMS (The Iberian and Latin American Music Society); Boii Theatre; Curve Theatre Leicester.

Band/Ensembles/Orchestras/Choirs
Celloman; Bellowhead; Virtual Strangers; Grand Union Orchestra; London Consorts of Winds; Great Ormond Street Hospital Choir; Norton Rose LLP Choir; The Metropolitan Male Voice Police Choir; Stoneleigh Choral Society; Nairobi Orchestra (Kenya); Nairobi Music Society (Kenya); The Clarion Ensemble (Dalí & Film Exhibition, Tate Modern).

Musicians
Damo Suzuki’s Network (improviser); Luigi Cinque (composer); Sergio Lopez Figueroa (composer); Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour (composer); Fraser Trainer (composer); John Browne (composer); Stuart Greenbaum (composer); Maurizio Malagnini (composer); Claudio Vaira (composer); Dimitri Scarlato (composer); Leonardo di Lorenzo (composer); Lorenzo Piggici (composer); Mario Ferraro (composer); Daniel Biro (composer); Sue Rothstein (harp/composer); Gabriella Dall’Olio (harp); Marcus Andrews (piano); Aleksander Szram (piano); Kate Ryder (piano/toy pianos); Helen Glaisher-Hernández (piano); Tessa Grobel (piano); Stefano Paone (piano); Antonello Maio (piano); Diego Carneiro (cello); Evva Mizerska (cello); Carina Drury (cello); Ivan Hussey (cello); Eva Caballero (flute); Prema Kesselman (flute); Benjie Del Rosario (clarinet); Gordon Curtis (clarinet); Lorenzo Bassignani (electric bass); Andrew Morley (conductor); Emmanuel Siffert (conductor); Paul Ayres (conductor); Tim Murray (conductor); Antonio Iranzo (tenor); Raul Baglietto (baritone); Nicolas Simeha (baritone); Janet Shell (mezzo soprano).

Directors
Paul Kerryson (The King and I, Curve Theatre Leicester); Gavin Boyer (film director – Beyond Theme Song in “Beyond”); Jacek Ludwig Scarso (The Magdalene Mysteries, Medousa, Baroccata, Baroque Box); Gareth Malone (The Choir BBC 3, LSO Discovery) 

Venues
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Venue Cymru Llandudno, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Grand Opera House Belfast, Royal and Derngate Northampton, New Theatre Oxford, Lowry Theatre Salford, The Royal Centre Nottingham, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, New Theatre Cardiff, Mayflower Southampton, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Empire Theatre Liverpool, Theatre Royal Plymouth, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Hippodrome Birmingham, Curve Theatre Leicester, Alhambra Bradford, Grand Canal Theatre Dublin, Kings Place, Riverside Studios, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-fields, St James Piccadilly, Southwark Playhouse, The British Museum, Tate Modern, Conway Hall, Blackheath Halls, The Space, The Lansdowne Club, The Roundhouse, Blüthner Piano Centre, Burg House, Wathen Hall, Waterman’s Hall, Christchurch Spitalfields, The Old Royal Naval Chapel Greenwich, Southwark Cathedral, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, The Chelsea Arts Club, The Royal Automobile Club, The Red Hedgehog, The Brady Arts Centre, The Bishopsgate Institute, The Luminaire, The Pump Room (Bath), St Paul’s Church (Bedford), Charlton House, Mc Laren Hall Mandeville Place, Guildford Concert Hall, St Michael & All Angels Chiswick, Duke’s Hall (Royal Academy of Music), The Peacock Room (Trinity College of Music), Cunning House, St Mary le Strand, Leathersellers Hall, Ongar Music Club, Jersey Opera House (Jersey), Sala Bossi (Bologna, Italy), Teatro dei Rozzi (Siena, Italy), Teatro Sala Uno (Roma, Italy), Museo Napoleonico (Roma, Italy), Auditorium Gorizia (Gorizia, Italy), Convento dell’Angelo (Lucca, Italy), Piazza Pola (Ibla-Ragusa, Italy), Palacio Foz (Lisbona, Portugal), Teatro de Bellas Artes (Tarazona, Spain), Conservatorio de Música (Tarazona, Spain), Château de la Follie (Brussels, Belgium), Michelangelo Hall (Nairobi, Kenya), Oshwal Auditorium (Nairobi, Kenya), French Cultural Centre (Nairobi, Kenya), Teatro Leonardus (Bogotá, Colombia), Teatro Amira de la Rosa (Barranquilla, Colombia)

Charities
The Passage (UK); The Association of Camphill (UK); Hounslow Action for Youth Association (UK); Into University (UK); Fondazione ANT Bologna (Italy); AmaZonArt (Brazil)

Teaching
Visiting Lecturer: London Metropolitan University, City Lit University, St Mary's University College
Workshop Leader: Music in Offices (featured on the BBC London News)

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