Aldís Elfarsdóttir was born in Stanford, California in 1996. Her violin study began in 2003. In 2004, her family moved to Massachusetts. Since 2005, she has been studying under Professor Mark Lakirovich at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At Longy, Aldís served as concertmistress of Mr. Vartan Aghababian’s string orchestra for two years, from 2008 to 2010. Since 2010, she has led Longy’s conductor-less string ensemble, Camerata. She was selected to participate in the Carl Fischer Symposium at Longy and played in a master class with Mr. Eric Rosenblith (2008). Aldís was invited to perform in the Concert for the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation in Boston (2008), Boston Children‘s Museum (2009), and in the Charles Regattabar (2009).
Her international experiences include solo recitals in Wolfenbuttel and Hanover, Germany (2007), Regensburg, Germany (2009 and 2010), Reykjavik, Iceland (2009), and Cremona, Italy (2012). In spring 2011, Aldís was invited to play in Moscow, Russia for the Spivakov International Charity Foundation.
Aldís won the junior division “String Scale Olympics” and the “Paganini Competition” during the International Music Academy: Summer in Regensburg in Germany (2010). In 2010, Aldís also won first place in the Junior Division of the Longy Concerto Competition. In fall 2011, she won second place in the Brockton Feinberg Concerto Competition. Last summer, 2012, she won the Intermediate String Competition in the International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy. Under this title, Aldís was invited to perform a solo recital in Cremona in the summer 2013. In February, 2013 she performed solo and with Concertmistress Kristina Nilsson, with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra for its “Invitation to the Dance” concert.