Maya Youssef with Levare String Quartet
Royal Northern College of Music
11th June 2022
- Wheelchair Accessible
Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘queen of the qanun,’ the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. Maya’s intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and flamenco styles. It explores the emotional and healing qualities of music. For her, the act of playing music is a life- and hope-affirming act and an antidote to what is happening, not only in Syria, but across the world.
Her latest tour Finding Home is a journey through memories and the essence of home both within and without. The music, deep and visceral, explores the full sonic textures of the qanun. Maya will be joined by the Levare String Quartet, part of the RNCM’s String Quartet Studio, for this intimate event.
The Finding Home album is supported by Arts Council England and PRS Women Make Music Award.
Maya Youssef qanun
Al McSween piano
Elizabeth Nott percussion
Mikele Montolli upright bass
Didier Osindero, Mateus Dandalo violin
Emily Davies viola
Julius Jonušas cello
This event will include an interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm. For information on how we are safely managing audiences at the RNCM, please see our FAQ page here.