Classical violist and North Carolina native, Aria Cheregosha made her debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of 13 and was the youngest semi-finalist in the 2012 Viola Congress Competition. Aria continued her musical studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston under world-renowned violist and pedagogue Kim Kashkashian and under Roger Tapping at The Juilliard School. She has also worked with acclaimed artists such as Misha Armory, Atar Arad, Carol Rodland, Lawerence Lesser, Martha Katz, and Michael Tree. Aria’s playing has been heavily influenced by her passion for collaboration and while at the New England Conservatory she studied chamber music, as a member of the former Ivani Quartet, under the guidance of Paul Katz and the Cleveland Quartet. The Ivani Quartet was awarded 1st prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, was the fellowship quartet at Bowdoin Music Festival in 2017, and won 3rd prize at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In addition to Aria’s extensive work with The Cleveland Quartet, she has also studied chamber music under The Shanghai, Ying, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, and Jupiter Quartets. Professionally, Aria has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and members of Far Cry.