Viennese born Aida Baligh is a graduate of University of Maryland Opera Studio (MOS), where she performed under the direction of Leon Major, whom she considers as a mentor! Ms. Baligh has had the privilege of singing under the batons of Maestro Heinz Fricke, Kenneth Slowik, and Alfredo Silipigni, amongst others. In 2005, she moved from Washington DC to New York City, during which time she had the pleasure of studying at the Juilliard School with the late Prof. Marshall Williamson from 2005 until 2010. Amongst the professionals with whom she coached is Yelena Kurdina, the late Charles Riecker and the late Nico Castel. Her teachers include Deborah Birnbaum, to whom she owes much of her vocal technique, and Kurt Widmer. Ms. Baligh lived in Florence, Italy from 2010-2014, but relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2015.