We are delighted to announce four concert dates for our Palmusic Ensemble in Salisbury, Crediton, Exeter and Reading (Caversham) over the last weekend of June 2019.

Guest artist and rising star Iyad Sughayer, pianist, 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. His sister, Tibah Saad, is also studying at the RCS with two more years to complete her bachelor of music degree. Lourdina is also a bachelor student of music performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Omar, Tibah and Lourdina have all performed with the Palestine Youth Orchestra internationally.

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.

This concert tour in SW England is produced by Palmusic UK in partnership with Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine, Kairos Reading and Joy Moore.

Concert and box office details

    Thurs 27 June Salisbury7.30pm
    Salisbury Methodist Church, St Edmund’s Church Street

    Fri 28 June Crediton 7pm
    Crediton Congregational Church, High Street, Crediton

    Sat 29 June Exeter 7pm
    St Michaels Church, Mount Dinham, Exeter

    Sun 30 June Caversham (Reading) 6.30pm
    St Andrews Church, Albert Road, Caversham