Aviva Hakanoglu enjoys a varied career as a performer, educator, and advocate for community engagement. A violinist with the Euclid Quartet, she is on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend where the Quartet is in residence.
Aviva is the newly appointed principal second violinist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she has held positions with the Owensboro and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestras, and performed with ensembles around the country. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated and performed with renowned artists such as Lawrence Dutton, Paul Watkins, Atar Arad, and Peter Stumpf.
Aviva has always actively searched for creative ways to bring music into her community. In South Bend, she organizes musical events all over town, including at the Civil Rights Heritage Center and the St. Joseph County Public Library. Previously, Aviva served as assistant director of the Three Village Chamber Players, a chamber music collective that provides free concerts and educational events around Long Island.
Aviva earned her D.M.A. from Stony Brook University and her M.M. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Music from Harvard. Her teachers and mentors include Jennifer Frautschi, Philip Setzer, Simin Ganatra, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Emerson Quartet.