a few faves…

1. collage making

2. Ovenly Pistachio Cardamom bread

3. belting out ABBA tunes

Violinist Maya Bennardo is an active performer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and is devoted to performing music of the present. She is also a member of Mivos Quartet, Nouveau Classical Project and Hotel Elefant, and has performed with ensemble mise-en, Contemporaneous, Mimesis Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, and [Switch~ Ensemble]. Maya also performs new and traditional repertoire for violin and piano with pianist, Karl Larson, in their duo, Bennardo/Larson. Maya also enjoys a rich teaching life, and is on faculty at the Brooklyn Waldorf School and teaches in her private studio. She graduated from NYU with a Master of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music. She studied with Gregory Fulkerson at both institutions. 

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a few faves…

1. jigsaw puzzles

2. Salt & Straw ice cream

3. andPlay car trips

Hannah Levinson is an active performer of contemporary and classical music in New York City. She is also a member of Talea Ensemble, the Fair Trade Trio, the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera. She has performed with contemporary ensembles including counter)induction, ACME, Cantata Profana, ensemble mise-en, and The Rhythm Method Quartet. Equally passionate about education, Hannah previously taught at Western Connecticut State University for six years. She completed her MM in contemporary performance at the Manhattan School of Music, and graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in both Russian and East European studies and viola performance. Hannah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in performance at NYU Steinhardt studying with Artist Faculty member Karen Ritscher. Her research explores how interactions between composers and political structures affect the creation of new music. She previously studied with Martha Strongin Katz and Nadia Sirota.