A Violinist Flees Syria and Discovers a New Home in the US

December 4, 2016

Photo courtesy of Mariela Shaker

Three years ago, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000. Here’s how she found home in an unfamiliar place.