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Ayman Bourar

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Ayman (b. 2012) started playing the cello when he was six years old, two years after starting on the piano. He has placed in US and international competitions, including the Odin International Music Competition, the Gustav Mahler Prize Cello Competition, Art Rogaska, the Crescendo International Competition and the Feder String Competition. These accomplishments have won him invitations to perform at Carnegie Hall and in Slovenia.

Ayman has performed with the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP), where he now plays in their second most advanced ensemble, along with past stints at other local youth orchestras, such as Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) and the National Philharmonic Junior Summer Institute ensemble. In 2021, he participated in Point CounterPoint’s chamber music program.

Chamber music is a source of joy for Ayman, who especially enjoys playing in formations with friends. He studies with Andrew Rammon on the cello, in addition to learning the piano.

Outside of music, Ayman likes to swim, bike, ski, go on nature hikes, draw and read. He is French and American.

For Worldvision's national round, Ayman plays Martin Berteau's Cello Sonata in G Major, I. Allegro (previously attributed to Giovanni Battista Sammartini), accompanied by Sophia Kim Cook on piano, and the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3.

For the regional round, Ayman played Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel's Fantasia in G minor, accompanied by Martin Labazevitch on piano.

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