Maya Bennardo is pursuing a master of music from New York University where she is studying with Gregory Fulkerson. She recently graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied with the same teacher. Bennardo is passionate about contemporary music and has collaborated with both student and established composers to premiere new works both in Oberlin, Ohio and New York City. She can be seen performing regularly with groups such as the Mise-en Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and in the violin / viola duo, andPlay, of which she is the co-founder. Bennardo is also an active teacher in the New York City-area teaching with the adjunct faculty at New York University and with the Harmony Program. Maya lives in Brooklyn and enjoys reading Jane Austen novels and baking pies in her spare time.