Azra Dizdar was born in Mostar. She pursued her aspiration for music and graduated from the Academy of Music in Sarajevo with Dr. Yeon Ju Jeong in Violin Performance. She is currently enrolled in MA studies with the same professor. Azra was awarded the annual prize of the Karim Zaimovic Foundation for immense contribution to the cultural life of Sarajevo after performing as a soloist with an orchestra and winning several chamber music competitions with various ensembles. Beside her passion for music, Azra is a member of the Student Parliament and a Student Senator at the University of Sarajevo. Due to the challenging post-war society she grew up in, she became interested in the fields of democracy and human rights from an early age. Azra went through a system of divided education based on religion and ethnicity so she is very passionate about making integrated education a non-negotiable element in Bosnia. Azra is a Humanity in Action Fellow (Detroit Fellowship 2017).
Updated November 2017