Thursday 23 May 2019 8pm Music Room
Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the Migrant Talent Scheme, she has performed with the London Sinfonietta and at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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This concert is part of Kaleidoscope – a series of four folk and world music concerts in Music Room, showcasing three world-class performers from Syria, China and South Africa in duo concerts that will culminate in a final full quartet performance.
Find out more about the project here.