Aditya Chander

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Versatile musician based in Stanford, California, looking for performance opportunities in solo, chamber and orchestral situations.
Palo Alto

Aditya is a student of Music, Science and Technology at Stanford University, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Double First and Starred First in Music. At Stanford, he is the recipient of a Stanford Arts Institute Fellowship and a Friends of Music Scholarship. Aditya has played the violin since the age of eight. In December 2012 he achieved a Distinction in the ABRSM Diploma for Violin Performance, and performed Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto no. 3 at St John’s Smith Square with Westminster School Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2013, led the Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Orchestra in 2013-14, and led the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra in 2016-17, having played principal roles in the ensemble over the past two years. He currently plays principal second violin in the Stanford Philharmonia. In November 2015 he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, having won their concerto competition. He held instrumental awards from Magdalene College (Lincoln Award) and the University’s Instrumental Award Scheme throughout his time at Cambridge, and performed frequently as a soloist and chamber musician alongside his orchestral work. In December 2017, he performed Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 5 with the Brio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Joseph Beesley. In April 2018 Aditya was selected as one of the winners of the Stanford University Concerto Competition, and performed Chausson's Poème with the Stanford Summer Orchestra in July 2018. Formerly a student of Rafael Todes and Lorraine McAslan, Aditya now learns with Robin Sharp at Stanford, and has received guidance from Eszter Haffner at the Internationale Sommerakademie Bad Leonfelden and Alda Dizdari from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He played baroque violin in the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, and has had masterclasses with members of the Academy of Ancient Music and Vivaldi specialist Adrian Chandler. He is also an award-winning violist and composer, and sung tenor in several choirs in Cambridge. He is playing on a violin attributed to Giovanni Dollenz from 1832.

Classical, Baroque, Early music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Experimental, Originals
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
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Aditya's Reviews

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The S
8 years ago

The Orchestra begin with Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute: Overture’, which is performed with immediately mesmerising synchronicity and grace. Even to the untrained ear, the piece is clearly incredibly demanding; yet all perform with impeccable timing and control, to produce a tight and impressive rendition. Lead violinist Aditya Chander, who also leads the orchestra as a whole, guided his energetic strings section with notable skill and expertise.

7 years ago

Special credit must be given to the leader of each section, many of whom had a solo and dialogue throughout. These ranged from the soaring heights of Aditya Chander’s violin in the first movement to the snarling, woody tone of the strings in the second movement, which led into a frantic conversation between the leader and another violinist.

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5 August 2015

Sensitive and engaging chamber musician who can captivate an audience. It's always a pleasure to work with him.