Maya Ramchandran is a violinist and scientist currently based in Boston. She recently completed her Masters degree in Violin Performance at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Paul Biss, and is commencing her PhD in Biostatistics at Harvard this fall. A native of Berkeley, Maya began her violin studies at age three and later attended the Crowden Music School, and has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician in the Bay Area. Her previous teachers include Wei He from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Lois Finkel of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Brown University. Maya was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Klein International String Competition, and previously was a top prizewinner at the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Fremont Symphony and the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competitions. She has appeared as a soloist with the Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra, and San Francisco Youth Chamber Orchestra, and has participated in masterclasses by Augustin Hadelich, Vadim Guzman Karen Gomyo, Joseph Genauldi, and John Adams. Previous festivals include the Heifetz Institute, where she studied with artists including David Cerone and Elmar Oliveira, and the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse, where she studied with Ilya Kaler and Vadim Gluzman. In 2015, she premiered a violin work entitled “Homeric Rhapsody” written in her dedication by composer Benjamin Nacar. This upcoming season, she will appear in a series of duo concerts with the pianist Audrey Vardenega in Boston and New York.