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Anahit (Aeon) Bashir

2024 Cello Festival

Anahit (Aeon) Bashir is an eighth grader at Stanford Online High school. He began his cello journey at age 4. He currently studies with Dr. David Holmes where he is flourishing in his passion for music, improving his cello performance and technique while discovering his unique style.  He has studied with and appeared in masterclasses with Anthony Elloitt, Carey Cheney, Linc Smelser, Rick Mooney (late), and Kacy Clopton. Aeon has been performing with GTCYS and Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) orchestra for the past several years and currently he is a member of MYS Symphony orchestra. He has won awards in several competitions such as Crescendo International Competition, Elite International Music Competition, Golden Classical Competition, International Mozart Competition Vienna, Mary West Competition, American Protégé Competition, Schubert Club Scholarship Competition and has had the honor to perform at Carnegie Hall multiple times. He has been selected or invited to perform at honors recitals in American Suzuki Institute, Suzuki association conference, and National cello institute. Most recently he performed Saint-Saens cello concerto in A Minor as soloist with Minnesota Sinfonia orchestra. Aeon also enjoys music composition, piano, reading, traveling, playing tennis and swimming.