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Room 1078
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Chamber Music & a smashin’ good time
Background Information


Ann Arbor



Years Active

2015 - Present


Bram Margoles - violin
Cassidy Goldblatt - violin
Ryan McDonald - viola
Hanna Rumora - cello




Room 1078 L-R: Ryan McDonald, Hanna Rumora, Bram Margoles, Cassidy Goldblatt

Founded at the University of Michigan in 2015, Room 1078 began their journey with the desire to promote the music of student composers. Their debut album, By the Skin of Our Teeth, was released in 2017 and comprises music composed entirely by UM alumnus Nathan Thatcher.

Room 1078’s mission is to continually support the 21st-century evolution of classical music, using innovative takes on contemporary repertoire, improvisation, and folk music to break barriers between musicians and audience members. The quartet constantly seeks to inspire future generations to engage with art through passion, energy, and dedication brought to live performance.


Bram Margoles

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Bram Margoles started playing violin when he was 6 years old while growing up in Boulder, Colorado. He came to Ann Arbor in 2012 for music school at U of M, where he recently finished his undergraduate degree in performance studying with Professor Aaron Berofsky. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in performance at the university, studying with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen. Bram takes pride in playing violin with great energy and artistry. He has a passion not only for mainstream classical music, but also enjoys exploring many genres such as period practice baroque, new music, folk, and rock.
An avid orchestral musician, Bram holds positions in the Ann Arbor and Lansing Symphonies. When he is not playing violin, Bram loves to cook lots of food and explore the great outdoors.


Cassidy Goldblatt

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An artist and visionary, Cassidy Chey Goldblatt is a musician passionate about the world around, about the people inhabiting it, and about the interests and curiosities we all share. Born in the United States but raised abroad, she loves people from all walks of life and uses music as an avenue through which individuals from widely varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences can develop relationships and lasting connections. As a violinist, she can’t seem to escape the exhilaration of bringing new music to life and jumps at every opportunity to do so. She also loves laughing, giggling, fake-opera-singing, and dancing in the clouds.


Ryan McDonald

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When Ryan journeyed up to the University of Michigan from his home state of Georgia, he was on a mission: to become a better violist. And a better violist he became! (he thinks) But more than just learning to play the “big fiddle”, he ended up doing some other pretty cool things.

A classic violist, Ryan loves creating music alongside other people. He has played with the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Camerata, the Toccoa Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. While new music is at the forefront of his chamber music work, Ryan has had plenty of experience with the golden oldies of chamber music through school, summer festivals, and (his favorite) late-night sight-reading parties with friends.

Outside of music, Ryan follows the competitive scene for Super Smash Bros. Melee, where he eagerly awaits the return of the legend PPMD. Ryan loves to read books, whether they be high fantasy, historical fiction, or philosophical discussion. Ryan also enjoys cooking, and it is his dream to own a badass kitchen with all the bells and whistles. His favorite food is, without question, southern barbeque.


Hanna Rumora

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Hanna’s love for the cello began at the age of 5, and has only grown as she's followed music to all corners of the US and around the world to places like Canada, China, and South Korea. Since her arrival at the University of Michigan, where she is completing her graduate studies, Hanna has immersed herself in every type of music, including genres such as classical, contemporary, folk, and jazz. Some of her pivotal musical experiences include performing with members of the Silk Road Ensemble, teaching young children through outreach programs for at-risk youth, busking in town squares, traveling internationally with various classical ensembles, and touring with a Beatles tribute band. Constantly seeking opportunities to share music with all sorts of people, Hanna finds joy in every variety of music-making.

Hanna's favorite activities outside of playing the cello include petting her three cats, taking her cello out for dinner (and sharing a booth with him), puzzling over abstract algebra, and speaking only in superlatives.



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