Cynthia Keiko Black
Born in Dallas, Texas, Cynthia Keiko Black enjoys performing as a violinist and violist playing music from several centuries at home in the Bay Area and across the United States. She is a founding member of the Costanoan Trio, a period instrument piano trio, and performs throughout the Bay Area with groups like the American Bach Soloists, Valley of the Moon, Ars Minerva, and Voices of Music, and will be making guest appearances this season with Pacific MusicWorks, Incantare, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and at the Helicon Foundation.

She currently teaches private lessons at the Crowden School’s Community Program and maintains a small studio of students at her home in Richmond, California. In her free time, she enjoys being in the kitchen making ice cream and bundt cakes and trying to make people laugh. She holds modern viola degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a doctorate in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University.