Aya Terki

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Aya Terki is a cellist who specializes in contemporary music, hailed by the New York Times as “[showing] promise during her poised performance” after her debut performance at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Since then, she has appeared in an array of New York venues including the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Players Theater, Symphony Space, and Carnegie Hall. She has performed with the One World Symphony, Manhattan Symphonie, Manhattan Opera Studio and frequently collaborates with American Ballet Theatre dancer Elina Miettinen.

An avid performer of contemporary music, Aya is a founding member of Quartet Dō, a string quartet dedicated to pairing works of the classical cannon with new music. In addition, Aya is a member of the new music sextet, Echo Chamber. She has also been heavily involved in the Pulsing & Shaking festival since its conception in 2014 and the TACET Art Collective.

Aya is currently pursuing her B.M in music performance at New York University. She has studied privately with Eric Jacobsen and Edward Arron, and chamber music with Kikuei Ikeda. She has performed with the NYU Symphony, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the NYU Steel Band.

Beyond playing works with electronics involved, Aya is an avid multitasker with a love for music requiring her to sing or whistle, and/or play various percussion instruments.