Tutor - Alda Dizdari

Music Director - Violin

“Such vivid, imaginative, brilliant playing is rare indeed. The expressiveness of her bowing was a thing of wonder.” – Tim Homfray, Strad Magazine

“ Alda Dizdari is a phenomenon […] She is, as the greatest musicians are, a perfect servant of the music: she interposes no mannerisms or intellectualisms, allowing the musical work to speak for itself in every phrase.” –  Sir Noel Malcolm (author of “George Enescu: His Life and Music”)

“[…]It’s a moving story, told with refreshing openness and honesty, that captures and conveys the transformative power of music under even the most trying of circumstances.” – Julian Haylock, The Strad Magazine,

Alda Dizdari is a versatile musician, educator and author. The Albanian born London based violinist combines a successful solo career with other creative and charitable activities. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2010 she has been selected as a “One to Watch” musician by the Gramophone magazine in 2011, has performed as a soloist in the most prestigious venues around the country and abroad, produced four recordings on her label, Mellos Records, has been reviewed by The Strad Magazine, featured by the Sunday Times/ Culture Magazine, and appeared live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes. In 2020 she launched an audiobook of her unique memoir: ‘Kiss Me Again; A Memoir of Elgar in Unusual Places’ and released a special edition including the book and recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto brilliantly produced in Moscow in 2019 with conductor Alexander Walker and Musica Viva Orchestra.

Alongside her performing career Alda maintains a busy schedule as an inspirational educator. She is the founder of DEA Music Academy, a not for profit organisation offering   ‘conservatoire standards with community feeling’ in the borough of Southwark in London. More recently she is the founder and creative director of Southwark Music www.southwarkmusic.org.uk, an umbrella project that includes Southwark International Music Festival, Outreach Activities and a New Composition Award for composers.

Alda teaches part time at the Purcell School of Music and The Junior Guildhall School of Music ad Drama.

Since 2008 Alda plays a GB Ceruti Violin, Cremona 1791, bought specially for her by a private sponsor and a Dominique Peccatte Bow, on loan from the Stradivari Trust, UK. 

More on: www.aldadizdari.co.uk