Dr. Pedro Maia

Dr. Pedro Maia with violin
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Dr. Pedro
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Assistant Professor of Violin

Brazilian violinist Pedro Maia has played in some of the world’s most prestigious venues across Asia, South America, and North America, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Sala São Paulo, and the Seoul National Theater.  

His most notable performances include his debut in Mexico, performing Piazzolla's The Four Seasons with the Orquesta Filarmónica Tlaxcalteca and his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Hall with Cosmos New Music ensemble. 

As a dedicated pedagogue, Maia has given masterclasses and been on the faculty of programs in Chile, Colombia, the United States, and Mexico, including festivals such as Interlochen Summer Arts Camp and Cuerdas Frotadas Osorno. His students have placed in competitions such as the NOLA Chamber Fest and Music Teachers National Association Competitions.

As an orchestral musician, Maia is a member of the Iris Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern and has performed with the Mobile Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Florida Orchestra. He has collaborated with some of the world's leading conductors, including Paul Tortelier, Kurt Masur, and Emil Tabakov, and has performed alongside artists such as Shlomo Mintz, Itzhak Perlman, Roberto Díaz, Alex Klein, Yo-Yo Ma, and Albrecht Mayer.

Maia holds both a Doctoral and a Master’s degree in violin performance from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. His principal teachers have included Erich Lehninger, Katia Andrade, Nadia Nedialkova, and Shannon Thomas.