Maya Bennardo is a Brooklyn-based violinist and teacher. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and she works tirelessly to promote and perform the music of today. She was a 2014/15 Fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute at MASS MoCA and a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra founded by Pierre Boulez. She regularly performs with New York ensembles such as Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Ensemble Mise-En, and andPlay, the violin/viola duo of which she is a co-founder. Maya holds degrees from New York University (MM) and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) where she studied with Gregory Fulkerson.