ARKAI is an award-winning string duo that redefines the boundaries of musical genre — fusing classical virtuosity with the electricity of a rock band, the spontaneity of a jazz combo, and the beauty of a string quartet. Winners of the 2021 Astral Artists National Auditions, their past engagements have included performances at The MET, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Juilliard School, Chateau Marmont, Curtis Institute, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y. Their electronic debut composition, “Letters from COVID,” was recently featured at TED@PMI for a global audience of over 30,000 people from 182 countries. ARKAI was recently commissioned by the Museum of Chinese in America to write a piece for their new exhibition Responses: Asian Americans Resisting the Tides of Racism. Other commissions have included a piece for Silver Lining Ltd’s Impact 5X initiative — a global economic justice project supporting hundreds of small business owners from underserved communities around the world. ARKAI is currently creating its debut album, Aurora, in collaboration with seven-time Grammy-nominated producer Joel Hamilton.