NAJETTE ABOUELHADI 22, born in Boston, Massachusetts, is a graduating senior at Peabody Conservatory, studying with Alan Stepansky. Ms. Abouelhadi has been principal cellist in Baltimore-based Symphony No. 1, Peabody Concert Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony, and Music Academy International in Italy.  Ms. Abouelhadi was a founding member of the Adorno String Quartet, selected for public masterclasses with the Emerson, Takács, and Borromeo Quartets, as well as high-profile events including the Centennial Celebration for the Peabody Dance Program. Through her love of collaboration, Ms. Abouelhadi was invited to join the Norwegian 1B1 Ensemble on their New York tour, and SONAR New Music Ensemble, based in Baltimore. Past summer studies include Music Academy International in Italy, PyeongChang Music Festival in Korea, and Orford Academy in Canada. Najette Abouelhadi is very excited to be spending this summer in Santa Barbara.