Axiom, made up of Juilliard students and led by Jeffrey Milarsky, was founded in 2006 to perform masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. But its name suggests a second function. An axiom, after all, is a proposition regarded as self-evident and beyond argument. With each work the musicians of Axiom not only perform the new canon but help define it as well. With players who are at the peak of their technical prowess and hungry to prove themselves, the ensemble brings powerful advocacy to its repertory.