Zoë Aqua (USA; violin)

Zoë Aqua is a violinist, educator and composer. She was awarded a Fulbright research grant for the 2021-2022 academic year to study Transylvanian music pedagogy in Cluj, Romania. In 2017, she served as the full-time understudy for the Klezmatics’ Lisa Gutkin in the Broadway production of “Indecent”, ultimately going onstage over 18 times. Zoë is a co-founder of Tsibele and Farnakht, and performs regularly with Litvakus, the Honorable Mentshn, and more. An in-demand teacher known for her warm and accessible style, she holds two degrees in music education. She was the director of klezmer programming at the Brooklyn Conservatory from 2018-2021.


Photo: Harald Medbøe