Friday, November 20, 2015
Aisha Syed, Violin
Roberto Berrocal, Piano

aisha syed Castro, Violin 

A prodigy at eleven, she’s now twenty-six and a remarkable virtuoso.

She made her debut at age eleven with the Dominican Symphony Orchestra performing Max Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor. Early successes led to an invitation to the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in 2003, and subsequently was invited to performed at several festivals including Banstead Arts Festival, Leamington Hastings Festival, and the Yehudi Menuhin Intl Music Festival. At the Gaida Contemporary Music Festival, she gave the world premiere Alguirdas Martinaitits’ Violin Concerto, dedicated to her, with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and later at  venues in the United States. The summer of 2015 found her touring Europe giving recitals and concerts.

Aisha plays the 1690 Antonio Stradivarius and Antonius Pelizon violins, both kindly on loan from Florian Fine Violins. 

In addition to her busy concert schedule, she is President of the Music for Life Foundation which seeks to bring classical music to the disadvantaged. 

Youtube link: Aiesh Syed plays Gypsy Dance by Sarasate