05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
Guest artist, pianist Iyad Sughayer will join Omar Saad on viola, Tibah Saad on cello, and Lourdina Baboun on violin for an uplifting programme of Mozart and Mahler piano quartets, and Arabic folk music arranged by the Ensemble. Speaking of the programme, Omar says:
“These are celebrated works that we have all wanted to perform for a long time. The folk music is a reflection of our roots that we believe complements the western classical repertoire. With every group you have a different storytelling of the same piece and that is what makes these works great.”
Palmusic is currently supporting Omar, Tibah and Lourdina with scholarships to study at top British conservatoires. Omar has just completed his master’s degree in Music Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, (RCS), in Glasgow. Tibah Saad, is also studying at the RCS with two more years to complete her Bachelor of Music degree. Lourdina is also a Bachelor of Music Performance student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Omar, Tibah and Lourdina have all performed internationally with the Palestine Youth Orchestra.
Iyad Sughayer is a Jordanian-Palestinian pianist who is regarded as one of the Middle East’s most promising young artists. He completed his Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, in 2018, and returned there in September on the International Artist Diploma course to study with Murray McLachlan, Martino Tirimo and Graham Scott. Iyad has received numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Medal Award at Trinity Laban. Winter 2020 will see the release of his debut disc under the BIS Label, featuring the solo works of Aram Khachaturian.
Tour Dates (Scotland)
Friday 5 July 1pm Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB
Saturday 6 July 3pm St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA
Sunday 7 July 7.30pm St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1 High Street, Dundee DD1 1TD