MONIQUE BROOKS ROBERTS | she/her (violin) is a violinist hailing from Louisville, KY. She has enjoyed a busy and fulfilling career, having performed and recorded for notable artists including Christina Aguilera, Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Common, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, J. Cole, Shawn Mendes, and Mumu Fresh. Brooks Roberts was also a touring member of the Philadelphia String Quartet for seven years. She has performed with the Soulful Symphony Orchestra, Gateways Festival Orchestra, Harlem Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, where she was the principal second violinist. She has also been featured on live television on multiple occasions, appearing on the Grammys Awards, VH1 Storytellers, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the BET Honors. Brooks Roberts has played at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Kimmel Center, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (Russia), the renowned Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow (Russia), the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Willingboro Jazz Festival, and plenty more. She currently performs and tours with Rootstock Republic, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Toshi Reagan, and as a solo artist.