Layale ChakerViolonist, composer
Deemed a “Rising Star” by BBC Music Magazine and raised on the verge of several musical streams since her childhood, violinist, composer and Jerome Hill Fellow 2020-2022 Layale Chaker debuted her musical training at the National Higher Conservatory of Beirut in her native Lebanon. She later went on to pursue her studies at Conservatoire Regional de Paris and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Layale’s musical world lies at the intersection of classical contemporary music, Jazz, Arabic Music, and improvisation. As a violinist and composer, she has received commissions and presented performances and projects around Europe, the Middle-East, North and South America and Asia, and has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, performing at the London Jazz Festival, Junger Kunstler Festival Bayreuth, the Lucerne Festival for Contemporary Music, Beethoven Festival Bonn and Avignon Festival among others, and concert halls such as The Berlin Philharmonic, Abbaye de Royaumont, the Royal Albert Hall and the Wigmore Hall.
WildKat Paris is thrilled to work with Layale Chaker on the promotion of her new composition, En présence de l’absence, dedicated to Edward Saïd. The concert will take place on March 20 at Festival Les Détours de Babel in Grenoble. Stay tuned!