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Aida Hadzajlic is a Helsinki-born Finnish-Croatian violist, who began her studies as a 7-year-old at the East Helsinki Music School. In the year 2018, she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts as a student of Helge Valtonen. Since the fall of 2020, she has studied with Lilli Maijala. Her studies continued at the Sibelius Academy in 2018, where she was taught by Lilli Maijala, Helge Valtonen, Pirkko Simojoki and Annariina Jokela. She has received additional instruction from Nils Mönkmeyer, Yuval Gotlibovich, Ivan Vukcevic, and Simone Gramaglia.
Hadzajlic has played chamber music since the age of 9, and has studied with teachers such as Marko Ylönen, Paavo Pohjola, and Tuomas Turriago. She was a founding member of the Erinys Quartet and worked as its violist for four years.
Hadzajlic has performed at many festivals throughout Finland, including Musiikkia! Ruovesi and Kokkolan Syyskamari. This year she will once again return to the beautiful landscapes of Luosto. As a member of the Erinys Quartet, she has played in festivals such as the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Texas, the Meteora Festival in Greece, as well as participated in the Trondheim chamber music competition in the fall of 2021.
Hadzajlic has also had a chance to gather a great deal of orchestral experience throughout her career. She has performed as principal viola in the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Lappeenranta City Orchestra, as well as frequent appearances with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, and Wegelius Institute Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared together with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.