NWS Fellows Kelly Bunch and Zubaida Azezi host a virtual hangout for the 2014 Side by Side auditions.
Recorded Date: 08-12-2014
Zubaida Azezi is a third-year Violin Fellow at the New World Symphony. She has performed as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, Columbus State Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Also an avid orchestral musician, she has been a member of Plano Symphony, Irving Symphony, East Texas Symphony and Columbus Symphony.
Ms. Azezi holds a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor of music degree from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Woodruff Scholarship. She has participated in a number of summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, L’orchestre de la francophonie Canadienne, Bowdoin International Music Festival and National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Ms. Azezi is passionate about music education. In 2014, with support from the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the Ministry of Culture of Xinjiang, she founded the very first string orchestra for youth in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
Born in Urumqi, China, Ms. Azezi started playing the violin at age six. In 2001 she moved to Canada with her family and began studying with Arkady Yanivker. Her primary teachers include Huang Xiaozhi, Sergiu Schwartz and Emannual Borok.