Layth Sidiq

Violin
Layth Sidiq

Layth Sidiq is an award-winning violinist, composer and educator who has toured the world and shared the stage with major artists such as Simon Shaheen, Danilo Perez, Javier Limon and Jack Dejohnette, as well as performing in prestigious venues like the London Jazz Festival, Boston Symphony Hall, WOMEX Expo, Panama Jazz Festival and more. He is featured on multiple award-winning albums and his first record Son of Tigris was premiered at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016.  

In 2018, Layth won 2nd place at the Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition as the first Arab to ever participate, and he was also recently awarded 'Best International Artist' at the 2020 Boston Music Awards. He currently directs both the Tufts Arab Music Ensemble as well as the Center for Arabic Culture's Youth Orchestra Program in Boston and is an in-demand violinist, composer and educator in the US and abroad.

Where they grew up:
Amman/Jordan
Favourite BIE Song:
Ishwar Allah
Least Favourite BIE Song:
Nothing comes to mind.
Cooks an AMAZING:
Lasagna + Mujaddara
Third Favourite Color:
Wine colour