Pedro Maia da Silva is a PhD candidate in Violin Performance at Florida State University. His musical resume includes membership in the Tallahassee and Mobile Symphonies, and collaborations with Itzhak Perlman and YoYo Ma, among many others. Mr. da Silva made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 with Cosmos New Music (of which he was a co-founder), and toured Europe in 2019 with Trio Nobile. He has been part of FSU's flagship Eppes Quartet since 2017. He was a member of the 2017-2018 Global Leaders Program, and received fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival Concertmaster Studio, and Kinhaven Young Artist programs. Mr. Maia da Silva holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s degree in Violin Performance from Florida State University. He is the student of Dr. Shannon Thomas.