Today, Maya Beiser, whose gorgeous music Ellen Kushner (my host and writing partner here in NYC) introduced me to some years ago. I've loved it ever since. Raised on a kibbutz in Israel by a French mother and Argentinean father, Beiser studied at the Yale University Music School and now lives in New York.
Above: Beiser's version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," from her album Provenance.
Below: Beiser performs "Mariel," composed by Osvaldo Golijov.