Ria Modak is a classical guitarist and composer-improviser from New York, pursuing a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory in Guitar Performance with Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe. She is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in Sociology and Music. At Harvard, she plays with the Latin Band and the Brattle Street Chamber Players. She has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation (2018), the Long Island Classical Guitar Society (2017), the New York Classical Guitar Society (2016), and NPR’s From the Top radio program (2018) for her playing. Ria has performed in the masterclasses of Rene Izquierdo, Grisha Goryachev, David Russell and Nora Hartmann, among other renowned guitarists.