Alda Dizdari

Alda Dizdari is an outstanding musician of immense diversity. Since her triumphant debut at the Wigmore Hall she has appeared on all the major concert venues in the UK and has been a regular guest on BBC Radio 3 programmes.

In 2015 she started a tour promoting Elgar’s Violin Concerto in Eastern Europe including giving the premiere of this piece in her native country Albania. She has recorded her journey in a book which will be launched in her London performance of Elgar’s masterpiece in October in the Cadogan Hall.

In 2013 and 2014 she performed to high acclaim the complete works for the violin and piano by Beethoven and Brahms and has released three highly acclaimed CDs, one of which recorded live from the Wigmore Hall.

Selected by the Gramophone Magazine as “One to Watch” musician in the May 2011 issue, she launched in July 2011 a Solo Violin Tour in the UK titled “In the Footsteps of BACH”, promoting her studio CD with the same programme. She performs regularly at all London’s prestigious halls including Southbank Centre and Cadogan Hall.

Internationally she rose to fame in 2008 after performing Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Albanian Radio -Television Symphony Orchestra making their UK debut in Canterbury Cathedral in the presence of the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister. In 2006 she received her first nomination for “The Best Classical Musician of the Year” in her native Albania.
In addition, as a devoted chamber musician she has been Guest Leader of Allegri String Quartet performing in all the major music festivals in the country, Leader of the Ensemble de la Chapelle St Mark, Luxembourg, as well as the founder of Chromatico Contemporary Ensemble and Competition. She has toured Europe with Ensemble Modern and Pierre Boulez.
Now a British citizen, Alda was born into a family of musicians and left her native Albania from an early age to pursue her career in music. She studied in Romania with distinguished soloists and received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Bucharest. She continued her Master Studies at the University of Illinois in USA and her Advanced Instrumental Studies in London, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno where she also held for two years the prestigious Leverhulme String Fellowship.

In 2008 she was appointed Musician in Residence of The Wapping Arts Trust with HRH Princess Michael of Kent as Patron.

Alongside her successful solo career Alda is a passionate teacher, currently teaching in two of the leading music schools in the country, the Purcell School and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is also the founder of DEA Music Academy, a community project in the borough of Southwark in London that helps children from disadvantage backgrounds and with learning difficulties achieve higher goals by offering ‘A Conservatoire Tradition with a Community Feeling’