Alda plays a G.B.Ceruti Violin, Cremona 1791, bought specially for her by a private sponsor and a Dominique Peccatte Bow acquired on her behalf by the Stradivari Trust.
Such vivid, imaginative, brilliant playing is rare indeed. The expressiveness of her bowing was a thing of wonder.
Tim Homfray, Strad Magazine
a remarkable talent
Duncan Druce, Gramophone 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”)
Alda Dizdari is a powerhouse of passion and intensity. Now based in London, the Albanian born violinist has been selected as a “One to Watch” musician by the Gramophone magazine and has appeared live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes as well as performed as a soloist in the most prestigious venues around the country and abroad. In 2010 she had triumphant debuts at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre and has since launched three CDs on Mellos Records.
Alda rose to fame internationally in 2008 after performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with the Albanian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra making their debut in the UK at the Canterbury Cathedral. In the recent years she has performed to high acclaim, the complete sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms and has toured with the solo works of Bach and Bartók. In 2015 she embarked on a concert tour with Elgar’s Violin Concerto, performing the première of this concerto in her native Albania and other Eastern European cities and recording her journey in a book “Kiss Me Again; A Memoir of Elgar in Unusual Places”, which was launched in October.with a performance of Elgar Violin Concerto with Southbank Sinfonia in London’s Cadogan Hall.
Alda is also a musician in residence with the Wapping Arts Trust and her Patron is Princess Michael of Kent.