Cynthia Keiko Black Viola
Born in Dallas, Texas, Cynthia Keiko Black enjoys performing as a violinist and violist playing music from several centuries. She currently lives in the Bay Area where she performs with the American Bach Soloists, Valley of the Moon, Ars Minerva, and Voices of Music. Sheis a founding member of the Costanoan Trio, a period instrument piano trio based in San Francisco. She currently teaches private lessons at the Crowden School’s Community Program and maintains a small studio of students at her home in Berkeley.
Cynthia holds modern viola degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a doctorate in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University studying with Julie Andrijeski. In her free time, she enjoys being in the kitchen making ice cream and bundt cakes and trying to make people laugh.