Violinist Aviva Hakanoglu joined the the Beo String Quartet in 2019, and with them has held faculty positions at Dakota Chamber Music and the Charlotte New Music Festival. She plays with the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and has participated in the Bowdoin and Chautauqua music festivals. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated and performed with Atar Arad, Peter Stumpf, Lawrence Dutton, and Paul Watkins. She was born and raised in New York, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Music from Harvard, a Master’s from Indiana University, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Stony Brook. Her teachers include Simin Gantra, Jennifer Frautschi, Philip Setzer, and Arnaud Sussmann. She plays a 2001 Joseph Curtin violin.