Mariela Shaker was born in 1990 in Aleppo, Syria. She started playing violin at the age of ten when she joined the Arabic Institution of Music in Aleppo in 1999 and graduated from the institution in 2004 with a distinction. Mariela has been a very active performer in Syria and took parts in many festivals and concerts in Aleppo. Recent engagements in Aleppo have included a solo violin recital in the Directory of Culture and St. Ephrem Syrian Orthodox Cathedral. Mariela has received many accolades in Syria and she was invited to take part in Dubai Arabian Competition and play with Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she joined the Syndicate of Artists in Syria. Mariela taught the violin for five years at the Arabic Institute of Music in Aleppo. In 2011, she gave a live audition in London and she got an offer to complete her music studies in Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music. In 2013, Mariela received a scholarship to attend Monmouth College, and is currently studying Music Performance for her second Bachelor’s degree. She previously received her first Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Aleppo University. Mariela also received a scholarship to participate in Green Lake Music Festival in summer 2014. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra and also a member of Galesburg Symphony Orchestra. Mariela gratefully acknowledges the support of Jusoor organization through her studies in Monmouth College.
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