Praised by the New York Times for her ?fiery, full-throttle performance? and ?virtuoso flair,? Canadian violist Stephanie Griffin performs regularly as a soloist and with a wide range of ensembles, including Carl Maguire?s avant-jazz band Floriculture, the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Continuum, String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC), the Riverside Symphony and the Princeton Symphony, where she serves as principal violist. She is a founding member of the Momenta Quartet, entering its sixth year in residence at Temple University. The quartet?s mission is to spread the joy of musical discovery, creating concert programs that illuminate the works of living composers by presenting their works alongside great music of the past. Deeply committed to the music of emerging composers, the quartet has been sought after by the composition departments of numerous U.S. universities for concerts, workshops and residencies. The quartet has also performed in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia, and was recently one of seven recipients of a prestigious grant from the Koussevitzky Music Foundation to commission a new work from Kee Yong Chong. Momenta is partially funded by a generous grant from Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund.