Born in Rome, Mayah Kadish grew up in London where she attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music, learning with Susan Collier. She studied philosophy at King’s College London and worked for several years as a translator, after which she returned to the violin. She obtained her Master's degree as a violinist from London's Royal Academy of Music, and began her studies on the baroque violin with Enrico Onofri in Sicily. Mayah plays internationally mainly with baroque and contemporary repertoire, equally at home in both worlds. She has played as soloist and chamber musician in halls such as the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, Lisbon's Centro Culturel de Belem, Paris Philharmonie and the Köln Philharmonie amongst others. She is principle violinist of the Berlin-based genre-fluid contemporary ensemble s t a r g a z e directed by André de Ridder, principle violinist of London-based contemporary group Ensemble x.y, and has worked as soloist and Concertmaster with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Mayah has worked extensively with groups such as the Pomo d'Oro, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, London Sinfonietta, Holland Baroque Society, and has worked as guest concertmaster with Oxford Baroque and Contro Corrente Orchestra. She has worked alongside artists such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Reinhard Goebel, Giovanni Sollima, Amandine Bayer, Enrico Onofri, Alina Ibramigova, Rachel Podger.