“About three months after she left Lebanon, I got the violin. It was the best moment of my life. It was so much better than my old violin,” Aboud says.
“I didn’t know it was happening. I was so shocked and played it straight away.”
Fast forward a year and Aboud is now making a name for himself as a talented young violinist in Sydney, Australia.
Just a few months after his family moved to Sydney, Aboud scored a scholarship with the prestigious Sydney Youth Orchestra and Western Sydney Orchestra where he regularly performs and works alongside other gifted musicians.
“I have had the chance to meet musicians like me who understand how I feel about music and we have the same passion,” Aboud says.