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Aliayta Foon-Dancoes

Medium: Musician
Website: https://www.instagram.com/apart__together/

Bio

Aliayta Foon-Dancoes is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of György Pauk. In Vancouver, she studied with Andrew Dawes (Orford and Tokyo Quartets) and then at the University of Victoria with Ann Elliott-Goldschmid (Lafayette Quartet).

Projects and Exhibitions

Aliayta Foon-Dancoes has performed with ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Sidney Classical Orchestra and the Galliano Ensemble. She is the first violinist of Echéa Quartet, the 2019/20 String Quartet Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music.

The Echéa Quartet have an active performance schedule in the UK and across Europe, as well as having toured North and South America. She was a Fellow at the 2017 Aspen Summer Music Festival where she performed as concertmaster. She has received scholarships to attend NYU Steinhardt, Orford, Tafelmusik, Switzerland’s Astona Music Academy and Morningside Music Bridge.

Current Projects

  • apart__together - The project was formed by filmmaker/writer Maggie Hope, and violinist/composer Aliayta Foon-Dancoes. It started as a remote, collaborative project where the Vancouver-born artists could process their experiences of self isolation through art creation.

  • THIRTYMINUTES - An interdisciplinary collaboration between violinist Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, visual artist Paul MacIntyre (both London, UK) and musician/composer Liam Ross Gibson (Nanaimo, Canada). THIRTYMINUTES will be shown during [From Boom To Bust][btb], SUBTEI's exhibition during [48h Neukölln 2020][48hnk_2020].

Awards and Prizes

Aliayta was a prize winner in the Vancouver Women’s Music Society’s competition, and won first prize in both UVic’s Bach Competition and Concerto Competition. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of György Pauk. In Vancouver, she studied with Andrew Dawes (Orford and Tokyo Quartets) and then at the University of Victoria with Ann Elliott-Goldschmid (Lafayette Quartet).