Concetta Abbate is a violinist, violist, vocalist and composer in New York City. She is the daughter of violinist Darlene Abbate and electric bass player Anthony Abbate, who played in the 70’s disco band Positive Proof. Concetta began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4, with Irene Lawton as her primary teacher. After a childhood dedicated to classical training, Concetta became interested in folk music while studying anthropology at Smith College. Her original songs are inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. Described as a "badass violinist" by Garret Bryant (HINGED), she has performed in diverse venues such as The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, the Jazz Gallery and The Stone. She was recently a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past summer 2014. Concetta is most known for her work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records) and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). Other collaborators include Daniel Carter, Susan Alcorn, Jessica Pavone, Robin Bady, Ember Schrag and Skip Laplante. Concetta is the musical director of a one room schoolhouse in Brooklyn called Still Waters in a Storm. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University.