Young Dominican violinist, Aisha Syed, debuts in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, on February 27th at 8pm. The performance marks one of the first on her “Golden Land World Tour” which takes her to 14 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia - including her homeland of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Heritage and Culture Society, based in New York, presents the concert to commemorate the 174th Anniversary of Dominican Independence.
“The board and I are honored to present Aisha Syed at Carnegie Hall. Aisha is a beautiful and monumental representation of the Dominican Republic, and this concert is the perfect way to highlight the excellence of the country in New York,” says Fresia Olivero Momani, Founder and President of The Dominican Heritage and Culture Society.
Aisha has been praised as “full of passion and virtuoso devotion” by Frankfurter Neue Presse and hailed as the “future of classical music in the Dominican Republic” by Maestro Carlos Piantini. The first-class violinist will perform a wide variety of works by Ravel, Bach, Franck, and Paganini, including those with Spanish roots – de Falla’s Danse espagnole and Spanish composer Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy.
Aisha will perform on a Stradivarius violin generously provided by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins and will be accompanied by pianist Martin Labazevitch.
Tickets, $150, in support of the Dominican Heritage and Culture Society, are available at carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.
About Aisha Syed
Designated by President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic as her country’s Honorary Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, Aisha Syed has performed all over the world in venues such as the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in addition to performing on BBC Radio 3. 2018-2019 season highlights include her debut at Carnegie Hall, National Performing Arts Center in India, the Arsht Center in Florida, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, Kirchner Center Symphonic Hall in Argentina, and others.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Aisha quickly established herself as a child prodigy, making her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at 11 years old. At 13, she moved to England to become the first Latina to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School where she received a scholarship from the British Government through the Music and Dance Scheme. She also studied at the Royal College of Music receiving the prestigious Soirée d’Or full scholarship. Aisha was also offered a full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where renowned cellist Jacqueline Du Pré studied.
In 2010, Aisha co-founded the Music for Life Foundation in her home country, which seeks to bring classical music to the less fortunate. She is a devout Christian and dedicates all her performances to God.
For more information about Aisha Syed, please visit www.aishasyedcastro.com.
About The Dominican Heritage and Culture Society
The Dominican Heritage and Culture Society is a cultural foundation established in the United States with a mission to cultivate and maintain the roots that nurture the culture, history, and traditions of the Dominican people in the United States and across the globe.
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