Music / Thurs 30 March / 8 pm
This concert, as part of the Ahliyeh initiative, is held in support of the communities affected by the earthquakes that hit northern Syria and southern Türkiye in February 2023. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Ahliyeh initiative*, which will provide direct support to those affected via the different partner entities.
Internationally renowned Syrian clarinet player Kinan Azmeh blurs the lines between East and West in a mesmerising concert together with critically acclaimed German modern jazz pianist Florian Weber. The duo presents their original compositions in this live soulful concert merging the languages of classical, world music and jazz, while not being limited by any of them.
FLORIAN WEBER (piano) has firmly established himself as a global star through a remarkable career. He's been praised as 'an exceptional pianist', 'a marvel of balance', 'a truly forward thinking pianist'. A German, modern jazz pianist, he's also been praised as best jazz national pianist and has been representing Germany as no other pianist does on stage worldwide at renowned festivals - the New York Winterjazz, the Angel City Jazz Festival in L.A. and the Tokyo Jazz Festival. In addition to being a jazz pianist he’s found time for classic tours with Philharmonic Orchestras where he’s played piano concertos by Mozart, Ravel and Gershwin as a soloist. This enterprising artist lives alternately in New York and Germany giving master classes and teaches as a professor at universities in Germany and abroad in the USA and the UK.
KINAN AZMEH (clarinet) is hailed by critics and audiences alike. Intensely soulful and spellbinding, his rhapsodic clarinet is able to seduce with a rare intimacy and explode in ecstasy. Originally from Damascus, Syria, he brings his music to all corners of the world as a soloist, composer and improviser, and has gained international recognition for his distinctive voice across diverse musical genres. He made notable appearances in Paris, Moscow, New York, Washington D.C., Buenos Aires, Germany and his native Syria, including also solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Dusseldorf Symphony, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, The Azerbaijan State Symphony, Toronto Symphony among others. Kinan’s compositions include several works for solo, chamber, and orchestral music, as well as music for film, live illustration, and electronics. Winner of Opus Klassik award in 2019, he has recently been appointed to the National Council for the Arts on a nomination by President Joe Biden.
* Ahliyeh" (civil) initiative, by 'Ettijahat - Independent Culture' and 'Action for Hope', provides direct support to those affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The initiative runs in cooperation with a number of international and local civil society organisations working on the ground, civil groups engaged in different fields, and institutions in the arts and culture sector, to face the many crises arising from this disaster.
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