Samantha Bounkeua also known as RogueViolin headshot holding a violin


Classical violinist gone rogue, Samantha Bounkeua (RogueViolin) is a queer performer, composer, & music producer with a focus on violin-driven compositions and collaborating with and amplifying the work of queer, femme and non-binary artists. A graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, she's performed internationally as a guest artist with the Southern Arizona Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Britten-Pears New Music Festival, Festival de Opera San Luis, the Rogue Theatre and more. She is a recipient of multiple grants from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and has been commissioned to write music for the Binational Encuentro (an event about the female migratory experience), ChamberLab, LuftBassoon, Hawkins Dance Company and more. In 2020, Samantha was the 2nd place finalist in the competitive University of Arizona FORGE Business Accelerator.

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Santa Cruz, California