Layth Sidiq, Violin and Orchestra Director

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

A Jordanian with Iraqi roots and a son of musical parents, Layth started his musical training at the National Music Conservatory in Amman with Timur Ibrahimov, and at only eleven years old, he had his first major solo performance with the European Chamber String Orchestra in front of Jordanian royalty. Layth finished his high school degree at the prestigious Chethams School of Music in Manchester, UK, and after getting accepted at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston with a full scholarship, he traveled to the United States to finish his bachelor degree in performance in 2014 and finally his masters degree from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2016. 

Layth is currently the director of both the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University and the Center for Arabic Culture’s Youth Orchestra Program in Boston, and plays a leading role in Danilo Perez’s Global Messengers sextet. He is an in-demand violinist and vocalist around the world.


Watch a Music Piece by Layth Sidiq