Basma & Ava


San Francisco, CA
Violin and Piano Duo
5 Played at 5 groupmuses!

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Egyptian violinist, Basma, and Iranian pianist, Ava, met while studying at the Juilliard school in 2014. They have been friends ever since collaborating in a number of performances including a highlight performance at the United Nations in New York.

Traditional Repertoire

Trained in the Western Classical musical tradition and growing up in the Eastern musical tradition, Basma and Ava feature the rich aesthetics of both musical worlds and are passionate about expanding musical access across various communities.

Their repertoire includes but is not limited to:

Bach violin sonata in E major
Beethoven violin sonata no. 8 in G major
Brahms violin sonata no. 1 in G major
Franck violin sonata in A major
Korsakov-Kreisler Scheherazade
Manuel de Falla spanish folk songs arranged for violin & piano
Mozart violin sonata in B flat major K. 378
Schumann intermezzo from FAE sonata
Schumann Fantasiestücke
Strauss violin sonata in E flat major
Piazzolla Tangos arranged for violin & piano


Performed groupmuses (5)

Basma & Ava Violin & Piano Duo at 730 Church!

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • Dolores Heights, SF

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Aunt Eva's "International" Salon at Lisa and Jonathan's

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 5:30 PM
  • Noe Valley, SF

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Bach and Brahms Violin Duos in Kensington!

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Muse on Webster III — Mozart and Franck

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Professorville, Palo Alto

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Basma & Ava in Rockridge - Violin & Piano

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 7:15 PM
  • Rockridge/North Oakland

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago