Dalida Arakelian is an Armenian-American pianist/composer currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Raised in Santa Barbara, California, Dalida was immersed in a mix of culture and music from Europe and the Middle East, which inspired her passion for music. As a classically-trained pianist, she debuted with an orchestra at age 13 and 17, and continued to privately study piano with Walter Ponce, distinguished faculty, at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Dalida cares giving back to others and sharing the power of music in a healthcare setting. She founded Mindful Music at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, hosting a regular concerts for health professionals, patients, and scientists. She spoke about the concept at conferences such as, TedX UCLA and International Arts & Health Conference in England.
Currently, Dalida is actively producing new music, performing, and collaborating with musicians.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Health from UCLA. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Executive Program.
"We are all human.
Regardless of where we come from,
what role we play at work, home, or how we live.
The music speaks to this universal truth."