Alsu Kamalieva*

Originally from Russia, Alsu Kamalieva’s musical education began in the well-established Moscow traditions of the Kazan State Conservatory. After graduating in 2007, she performed within the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, as well as in a variety of classical, jazz, and baroque ensembles. Her musical flexibility and talent has led her to perform in many masterclasses in Europe and Russia, and succeed as the winner of international competitions (Magnitogorsk, Russia),

After coming to Canada in 2010, Alsu performed in many different bands and orchestras, including the “New Generation” Chamber Orchestra and “Kleztory” klezmer band in Montréal, Québec. Since moving to Halifax, she has performed regularly with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, and as a featured soloist with The Stadacona Band of The Royal Canadian Navy. Since 2017, Alsu has regularly performed as a substitute within Symphony Nova Scotia. She is also a teacher of violin and piano, successfully preparing her students for Royal Conservatory exams. Alsu is the proud wife of a military musician and mother of their little daughter. She loves cats, enjoys yoga, and walking.