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As a Tunisian-American violinist and cofounder of Salem/Shalom, I am very passionate about sharing my culture with the rest of the world.

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Yasmine Bougacha is an avid soloist and chamber musician whose performances are defined by extreme nuance and stylistic diversity. She has performed across three continents, recently gave her Carnegie Hall debut as a concertmaster and soloist, and has received many honorary positions, such as the Sphinx Orchestral Futurist Fellowship and the ThreeArts Women’s Scholarship. As a violinist with Mexican and Tunisian heritage, she has a passion for learning and performing music of various genres. This passion propelled her to perform with the acclaimed Texas female mariachi Rosas Divinas as a guest artist on repeated occasions, perform alongside Grammy winners and nominees in the Stowe Tango Music Festival, and make her own arrangements of traditional Arabic songs. She graduated with a Master of Music and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Won-Bin Yim and Timothy Lees in 2022 and 2024, respectively. 

“Because I am Tunisian, it has especially pained me to see the increase in racism and antagonism against people from North Africa and the Middle East since October 7th. Using music, one of my goals with Salem Shalom is to promote awareness and increase knowledge of Arabic culture to end dehumanization. At Salem Shalom, we believe art prompts opportunities for building meaningful relationships between individuals and cultures which leads to mutual understanding between them."


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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