Maya Bennardo is a freelance violinist and teacher living in Brooklyn. She graduated from NYU with a Master of Music and Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music. She studied with Gregory Fulkerson at both institutions. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and she works tirelessly to promote emerging composers and their music. She performs with Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Ensemble Mise-En, and andPlay, the violin/viola duo of which she is a co-founder. Maya also enjoys a rich teaching life with students ranging in age from four years old to adult. She teaches with Midori & Friends, Brooklyn Music School, and in her private studio.