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Aïda Lahlou - Piano


Born in Casablanca in 1998, Aïda started the piano at the age of 5 with professor Yana Kaminska, winning her first international competition 3 years later. In 2013, she was admitted with scholarships from both the U.K. government’s Music and Dance Scheme and the school itself to the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, becoming its first Moroccan student.

Aïda is the recipient of numerous prizes in national and international level competitions. Most recently, she was awarded a 2nd prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition for young performers from the Islamic World and she was awarded a First Mention in the International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem.

She has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Hall of Organ and Chamber Music in Baku, the Royal Overseas League in Edimburg, St John's Church in Wimbledon, BOZAR Hall in Brussels, Robert Samut Hall in Valetta, Centro Cultural San Carlos in Ibiza, Théâtre National Mohamed V in Rabat and Théâtre 121 in Casablanca. She was invited to perform in festivals such as the Printemps des Alizés (Essaouira) or Festival International de Musique de Carthage (Tunis).

She has participated in masterclasses with music pedagogues of international renown such as Roberte Mamou, Edith Fisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Lev Natochenny, Valery Piasetsky and Nareh Arghamanyan.

Occasionally, she has played the harpsichord in the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, instrument she studied with Carole Cerasi.

After having studied with Marcel Baudet and Emmanuel Despax at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Aïda will pursue her piano studies with Caroline Palmer (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) whilst reading Music at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Aïda is grateful to be supported by Talent Unlimited, a charity dedicated to helping young performers.

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submission August 2018