Layale Chaker

Layale Chaker, composer and violinist, was raised speaking multiple languages in her native Lebanon, both linguistically and musically. Described by NPR as “beguiling” with “bright and beautiful strands… gorgeous, wine-dark swirls,” lies at the intersection of classical contemporary music, jazz, Arabic music, and improvisation. Recipient of the 2022 Opera America Discovery 2022 Award, among many other accolades. Chaker’s 2023–2024 season includes premieres with the New York Philharmonic and a debut opera at the 2024 Spoleto Festival, among others.