An award-winning, experienced and versatile musician able to improvise and arrange music, Mahaliah is a violinist based in the Midlands, UK.
Everyone attending really enjoyed the musicians; their presentation and their playing, What a joy for people with dementia who would otherwise never get to hear classical music live. Music reaches the spirituality and soul of people who can no longer communicate in everyday speech. Now if only the musicians had the time to spend about half an hour after their performance or before to talk to residents and relatives; elderly people really love to share the enthusiasm and emotions of young vibrant people; maybe to hold their hand or touch that special instrument/ guitar/ cello...........please convey this to your lovely young quartet
Mahaliah is a violinist from Nottingham. In 2007, Mahaliah began violin tuition at school. At Rushcliffe School, she played in the pit orchestra for Oklahoma!, West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors. In orchestral experience: between 2009-2015, Mahaliah was a member of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra, leading all three orchestras (NYtO, NYiO and NYO) throughout the years . With NYO, she went on European tours to Antwerp and Bruges, Belgium and Vienna, Austria. In 2013, Mahaliah was awarded a full scholarship under the MDS to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians where she studied violin with Alda Dizdari, jazz piano with David Gordon and classical piano with Caterina Grewe. During her time at the Purcell School, she performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre as a member of the Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Mahaliah was selected to take part in the pilot programme for the National Youth Orchestra GB's Inspire residential. She has played in orchestras conducted by Stephen Bell, Alexander Walker, Colin Metters, Michael Seal, Sir Richard Armstrong and Barry Wordsworth. She has participated in masterclasses with Jamie Campbell (Aurora Orchestra) at the Southwell Music Festival 2014 and in early 2016, an open masterclass with Tamsin Waley-Cohen at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In November 2016, she took part in masterclasses with Oliver Wille ( Violinist in the Kuss Quartet and International Chair in Violin at Birmingham Conservatoire) . In November 2017, she took part in a masterclass with Ben Sayevich. In 2016, Mahaliah was selected as a mentor for the Talent to Talent scheme by Awards for Young Musicians. In addition to performance, Mahaliah is a keen advocate and ambassador for music. In January 2016 began writing a blog maeedwardsviolin.blog In September 2016, Mahaliah joined Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. In December 2016, Mahaliah was recruited by the company D'Addario Orchestral as their youngest and first international writer for their blog Behind the Bridge. She writes about topics and issues within classical music and her personal experiences as a violin student. In November 2017, Mahaliah was the recipient of the Be Inspired Youth Award from the Association of Jamaican Nationals Mahaliah is currently studying on the BMus course at Birmingham Conservatoire with violinist Susanne Stanzeleit and plays a 1898 Vincenzo Postiglione violin.
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