Noa Laniakea: Board Member

Headshot of Board Member Noa Laniakea. Photo credit: Snap Jackson.

Non-binary bassist and composer Noa Laniakea grew up in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from SUNY University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s in classical music performance, they furthered their studies at University of California, Los Angeles where they studied with Chris Hanulik and received their master’s degree, also in classical music performance. A self-taught composer, Noa seeks to write music that is both immediately accessible to the listener while synthesizing diverse sounds and styles in an organic way. They currently reside in Richmond, CA where they continue to write and perform original works for solo bass as well as bass and small ensemble, further exploring the artistic potential of their chosen instrument.

Noa also performs with the bluegrass-derived Fog Holler, a string trio comprised of banjo, bass, and guitar that focuses on Americana and bluegrass roots, inflected by modern sensibilities and traditional folk tunes.