Finnish-Croatian violist Aida Hadzajlic was born and raised in Finland. She started her viola studies in the age of 7 in the East Helsinki Music Institute and studied under Tiina Konttinen for 13 years. During her last 2 years in the Konttinen studio, she also had lessons with Pirkko Simojoki. Aida Hadzajlic then enrolled in the Sibelius Academy in the fall of 2018 to continue her viola studies, studying under Helge Valtonen.â€¨
A lifelong chamber music student, she has played in many different chamber music ensembles. She has studied chamber music under Tiina Konttinen, Liisa and Janne Malmivaara and Lauri Untamala. At the moment she is the violist of the Erinys Quartet, which is under the guidance of a Finnish cellist Marko YlÃ¶nen. The quartet has also worked with Paavo Pohjola and Martti Rautio.â€¨
Aida has participated in competitions and taken master-classes with very successful artists including Yuval Gotlibovich, Lilli Maijala, Sergey Malov, Antti Tikkanen and Ivan Vukcevic. She has been able to play under the batons of Leif Segerstam, Klaus Mäkelä, Eva Ollikainen, Gerard Korsten and Sakari Oramo. Aida Hadzajlic has also had the privilege to collaborate and perform with Helsinki Sinfonietta and The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In the spring of 2019, Aida took part in the modern opera Flash Flash which was created by Juhani Nuorvala and Juha Siltanen and was directed by Erik SÃ¶derblom. Currently she is taking part in the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra and The Martin Wegelius Institute’s Chamber Orchestra. Aida is looking forward to perform in the summer 2020 with recognized artists including Petteri Iivonen, Jan SÃ¶derblom, Jaakko Ilves, Jakob Dingstad, Jussi Vähälä and Lilli Paasikivi. Aida plays a viola which is on loan from the Helsinki Conservatory of Music.