PalMusic UK

Improving the lives of young Palestinians through music

PalMusic UK nurtures links between Palestinian and British musicians, building bridges, enriching lives and creating life-changing opportunities.

Palestine Youth Orchestra European Tour 2019

Concerts & events

our mission

Welcome to PalMusic UK

PalMusic UK facilitates the growth of talent and creativity.

We bring Palestinian musicians to study and perform in Britain and send British musicians and teachers to Palestine, to enhance the cultural life of both nations.

We foster close ties with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, the vibrant institution that teaches Classical and Arabic Music in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus and Gaza, while maintaining outreach programmes throughout Palestine.

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Palestine has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our partner, The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
has always been a beacon of hope for the community
and the children who receive a musical education there.
However, the pandemic has caused significant funding issues for the school,
leading to just 65% of students now enrolled in the school
and a loss of numerous jobs for our local teachers.
We ask you humbly to please support the education
of our gifted young Palestinians by donating today.

Recent news

Online Concert Series: Converging Cultures – 30 May 2021

Online Concert Series: Converging Cultures – 30 May 2021

Join us for an evening of music, poetry and discussions celebrating both Eastern and Western culture, in support of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in Palestine. The event will feature performances from: Richard Durrant, British composer,...

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Converging Cultures Masterclass – 29/30 May 2021

PalMusic UK is delighted to announce CONVERGING CULTURES, an intense weekend of masterclasses, discussions and concerts focusing on the guitar and oud. This promises to be a truly inspiring and enlightening weekend and will be led by Richard Durrant (guitar) and...

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Music builds bridges between people. Music makes friends.

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“There are many bridges that music forms between silence and sound, bridging internal spaces of creativity with the audiences. PalMusic is but one of these bridges, stretched over a river of Palestinian culture and civilisation, facilitating a living Palestinian history expressed in music”.

- Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi, Chair of PalMusic UK