Bangladeshi-American violinist Ayaan Ahmad began the violin at age four with Daniela Rubenstein. He has continued his studies with the late Jan Sloman at Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Meehan of the Calidore String Quartet, Donald Weilerstein and Li Lin. In 2021, Ayaan was accepted to the Perlman Music Program where he performed and worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman. A year later, at age 15, he made his orchestral debut with the Concord Orchestra (USA), playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Ayaan has gone on to perform as a soloist with numerous orchestras across New England, often a winner of young artist competitions, and was recently featured on National Public Radio (NPR)’s From the Top radio programme. He enjoys playing the guitar, ultimate frisbee, and is passionate about math and history.