LEAH’S JOURNEY WITH HER VIOLIN!
Leah is 17 years old – in Grade XII, and has been playing the violin for almost 10 years now.
She joined the Suzuki School of Violin in 2010 at Mumbai’s National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) at the age of 6.
In April 2019 she was one of the first lot of students to successfully complete the junior course of seven years of the SOI Music Academy with a concentration in solo violin and ensemble playing.
In September 2019 Leah was one of the 5 children chosen to play with the Adult SOI Orchestra in Mumbai, the opening concert of the SOI season.
Leah Divecha continued her violin training all through the Covid lockdown periods through online sessions.
In July 2021 Leah entered the Rocky Mountain Ensemble Music Summer Festival, (a Canada- Ontario based Competition) in her age category, accompanied on the piano by her friend and fellow student of the SOI Music School, Samia Jetha.
Leah submitted her version of Franz Schubert’s Sonatina in A-minor , Op. 137, No. 2 and her entry was the 10,716th entry in the competition under various categories. From all these entries, Leah stood second in the Judges poll in her Ensemble category – a panel of 8 Judges from all over the world.
They also won First place for the Audience Award.
Leah will be playing at the upcoming 12th World Zoroastrian Congress 2022 in New York City with the World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra.
Leah is very grateful for the guidance and patience of her teachers who were also given an award for their extraordinary dedication and achievement in the field of teaching music : Ms. Gulzara Shakir and Ms. Aida Bisengalieva, as well as to violinist and founding Director of the SOI, Mr. Marat Bisengaliev.