Basma & Ava

Violin and Piano Duo

San Francisco, CA
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6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

Basma & Ava

Violin and Piano Duo

About

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.

Music

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
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven violin sonata no. 8 in G major
Brahms violin sonata no. 1 in G major
Brahms violin sonata no. 1 in A 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
Reza Vali Persian Folk Songs
Schumann intermezzo from FAE sonata
Schumann Fantasiestücke
Strauss violin sonata in E flat major
Piazzolla Tangos arranged for violin & piano

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Past groupmuses (6)

  • Embassy Groupmuse March 2023

    Sunday, Mar 5, 2023 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, SF
    • Composers: Bartok, Manuel de Falla, Reza Vali
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Basma & Ava Violin & Piano Duo at 730 Church!

    Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Dolores Heights, SF
    • Composers: Schumann, Korsakov, Falla, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

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

    Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 5:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Noe Valley, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Falla, Piazzolla, Darwish
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Bach and Brahms Violin Duos in Kensington!

    Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Bach, Brahms
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Muse on Webster III — Mozart and Franck

    Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Professorville, Palo Alto
    • Composers: Franck, Mozart
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Basma & Ava in Rockridge - Violin & Piano

    Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7:15 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Rockridge/North Oakland
    • Composers: Mozart, Franck, Kreisler
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago