Megan Gould (violin) is one of NYC's most versatile performers of Middle Eastern, Greek and popular music. Her comfort within a wide range of styles, her responsiveness to other musicians on stage, and a soulful improvisational style make Megan a sought-after element in many musical projects. Since completing a Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology (with a concentration on the Middle East) from the University of London, she has performed around the world in cities as far-flung as Paris, London, Budapest, Copenhagen and Dubai, and has toured extensively throughout the US, appearing at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and on TV and radio broadcasts for NBC, PBS, MTV and NPR. She has performed onstage with popular artists such as David Byrne, John Mellencamp, Sean Lennon and Donovan, with jazz notables Fabian Almazan, Wayne Horvitz and Jenny Scheinman, and with legendary Greek composer Giannis Markopoulos and the beloved Greek singer Alkistis Protopsaltis. Her work has appeared on many and varied recordings and film soundtracks for artists including Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Metallica and Nico Muhly. While taking on a significant amount of freelance work, her ongoing positions include Assistant Music Director of the New York Arabic Orchestra under Lebanese master musician Bassam Saba, the violinist and ensemble director for singer Monika Jalili's Iranian music ensemble, a member of Greek 'oud virtuoso Mavrothi Kontanis' Maeandros Ensemble, and the violinist for the popular Greek bands Synolon and Mikrokosmos. Currently she resides in the New York City area, where she performs and records with groups ranging from traditional Arabic to rock.