Alumni Update – Maya Buchanan

15-year-old violinist Maya Buchanan first appeared on From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley on Show 276, recorded in September of 2013, at the age of 13. Since then, she has gone on to win and place in prestigious competitions and is returning to our show on August 14th!

Maya Buchanan

Maya Buchanan performs with From the Top host Christopher O’Riley on show 276

Maya’s Recent Accomplishments

In July of 2016, Maya was awarded 2nd Place at the 4th Stradivarius International Violin Competition, a high-caliber competition for young violinists held every three years.  From around the world, prestigious players gather to compete in front of the world’s most distinguished judges for the Grand Prize. In 2015, she received top prizes at both the triennial Johansen International Competition for Young String Players and the 2015 Cooper International Violin Competition. Bravo, Maya!

Up Next

Maya will be one of our featured performers on our upcoming show on August 14 at the Aspen Music Festival and School. For tickets and more information, visit their site HERE.


This performance with the Ottowa Chamber Orchestra from 2015 showcases Maya’s technical skill and complete musicality. She was 14 at the time of the recording. Enjoy!

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