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London, UK.- Young Dominican violinist Aisha Syed Castro, who was born in Santiago de los Caballeros and is a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School for talented young musicians near London, has won a contest in which three thousand young people from 20 countries took part.

Aisha Syed was awarded first prize, which ensures that she can fund the rest of her studies in the United Kingdom.

According to the School’s website, the late Yehudi Menuhin founded the school in 1963 and created the ideal conditions for musically gifted children to develop their potential to the full on stringed instruments and piano. The school now educates more than sixty talented boys and girls between 8 and 18.

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Written by: gouletcolonial This user is banned, 3 Jan 2009 10:37 AM
From: Cuba, it is a secret the censors are looking for me
this is a wonderful Christmas gift to us all ....I hope to hear her perform in concert here in the DR one day
Written by: yumnuk3, 3 Jan 2009 12:28 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨
Aisha Syed & Michael Camilo

What a beautiful and talented young lady Aisha is! .... Goulet enjoy her magnificent performance.
Written by: ArsenioALembertJr, 3 Jan 2009 4:47 PM
From: Spain, Ibiza, Minorca, Mallorca
Congrats to Aisha, and her family!
Keep up the fiddlin'; You'll be famous soon!
Finally the Asian "dominance" of classic violin will be shattered by a Dominican.
Bravo, hip, hip, hurray!
Written by: ArsenioALembertJr, 3 Jan 2009 4:53 PM
From: Spain, Ibiza, Minorca, Mallorca
Yehudi Menuhin Fund:
Thank you,
Shalom ,

Minor observation: Yehudi Menuhin must have been (Yehudi) Jewish; Aisha Syed Castro is at least partially of Arabic extraction (Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian). Yet, nothing impeded Aisha Syed from winning first prize.
You see that's what I call Philanthropy. A true example of brotherhood!
Written by: Manhattanite, 5 Jan 2009 11:58 AM
From: United States
Congrats to Ms. Castro!
Written by: guillermone, 8 Jan 2009 3:33 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Aisha's father is from Pakistan and is a non-practicing muslem that lives or once lived in the DR. Her Dominican mother is Christian and Aisha follows her mother's faith. Either way much credit to the Yehudi Menuhin Fund. I aplaud the opportunities they bestowed on to all students of the international community that come from the varied faiths, races and nationalities. A true and real gesture of goodwill to all of mankind.
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