A Syrian Guitar

On Wednesday 19th July we hosted world renowned guitarist Ayman Jarjour, who played music of Spanish, Latin American, Classical and Middle Eastern influence.

Ayman Jarjour has performed in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East. He performed the world premiere of Olympus (concerto for guitar and orchestra) by Evis Sammoutis, the Syrian premiere of Rodrigo’s two masterpieces Concierto de Aranjuez with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and Concierto Andaluz with the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra.

An internationally renowned artist, Ayman was honoured by the presence of the Taiwanese President at his performance in Taipei. For his concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, he received a standing ovation as winner of the Artists International’s Special Presentation Award

Ayman holds a Masters in Music from Juilliard and a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. He is involved with many charities helping refugees and other Syrians affected by the war.

It was a lovely evening and delicious home made Syrian food was on sale throughout.

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