Maiani da Silva, violin

Maiani da Silva, Violin

Maiani da Silva first picked up the violin at age 8 thanks to public schooling with Ms. Carol Dobbs in Los Angeles. She has since concertized with her four-time Grammy-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird, founded Brouhaha—an interdisciplinary project combining newly commissioned solo violin pieces with the work of scholars in anthropology—and is currently Lecturer at Yale’s Department of Music where she teaches a course on contemporary chamber music performance. She has premiered concertos with the Cincinnati Symphony and the U.S. Navy Band, premiered works by Joan Tower and David Lang, and has also collaborated with Bang On a Can All-Stars, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Electric Earth Concerts, Wild Up, Louis Andriessen, Kelley Polar, Viet Cuong, Childish Gambino, Julianna Barwick, Peter Gabriel, Joe Hisaishi, and more. Maiani is an Artist in Residence and Fellow at Morse College at Yale University. Maiani was born in Bahia, Brazil, grew up in Los Angeles, and also lived in Boston, Paris, Mexico City, and San Francisco before settling in woodsy Connecticut. Maiani also enjoys in-person philosophical debates, traveling the world, and reading. Listening to 90s slow-jams and Motown always lifts her spirits. For more info: