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Doreida Aleksi Anastasiadi serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Waco Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the symphony since 2005.
Born in Vlore, Albania, she studied violin from age 6 at the artistic school “Naim Frasheri,” and from age 14 in Albania, Tirane, where she trained in the prestigious artistic school “Jordan Misja” Artistic Lyceum, under the direction of the acclaimed violinist Didi Tartari. After graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts Albania, she relocated to Athens, Greece, where she continued artist diploma studies at the Conservatory of Athens under Takis Apostolidis, and she performed regularly as a member of the Orchestra of Colors, Lyric Opera of Athens, and Orchestra of Pireas. She holds a master’s degree in both Violin Performance and Theory-Composition from Texas Christian University, where she studied under Curt Thomson and served as the concertmaster of the symphony. Then, she continued private studies with distinguished violinist Jan Sloman.
As an active freelance musician, Doreida plays as a substitute with orchestras such as Shreveport Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera, Wichita Falls Symphony, East Texas Symphony, and Las Colinas Symphony. Since 2013 she has served as a Concertmaster of the Christ Chapel Bible Church, where she regularly appears as a soloist and a chamber musician, and she is also First violin of the CCBC quartet. Anastasiadi continues to perform with entertainers as diverse as Michael Bublé, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Il Divo.
During nine years teaching Fort Worth middle and high school orchestras, her orchestras have been honored with the highest award of Sweepstakes at UIL competitions. She currently also has an active private studio where her students have been honored participating in All-State and All-Region Orchestras.