EKS Music School
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Aija Reke (Violin) - Joining us in Fall, 2018
Aija Reke is a violinist, chamber musician and pedagogue. She graduated Boston University (MM, 2015), USA with CFA Full Tuition Scholarship and Rotterdam Conservatory (BM, 2013) in the Netherlands. Winner of “Solo Bach Competition” at Boston University (2014), a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, American National Music Honor Society since 2015 and a recipient of the Boston Latvian Cultural Heritage award (2014). She has performed extensively in Europe and North America as a soloist, chamber musician and in numerous orchestras. Aija is a founding member of “Theia Piano Trio”, which toured in the USA. She is a violinist in “Baltic Duo” with notable Latvian flutist Ilona Kudina. The duo focuses on rare repertoire for flute and violin and popularises Latvian chamber music.
She performs regularly with ALEA III – Contemporary Music Ensemble in Residence at Boston University, as a first violinist of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, with Boston Modern Orchestra Project and is a guest concertmaster of Wellesley Symphony Orchestra under direction of Max Hobart.
As a passionate pedagogue, she has taught in “El Sistema” program in the USA and other public and private schools. Her second instrument is baroque violin. Aija has performed with the baroque orchestra “Collegium Musicum” at the University of Toronto (Canada) among others.
Her collaboration with several composers led to multiple world premieres, including microtonal “Musings” (2013) for violin solo by Lara Poe, “double images” (2017) by Ketty Nez, “Latvian in New York” (2017) by Mārīte Dombrovska (dedicated to “Baltic Duo”) and “Dawn” (2018) by Jānis Porietis (dedicated to “Baltic Duo”). Composer Lara Poe wrote a Violin Concerto for Aija Reke.