We are delighted and grateful that pianist, Clare Hammond, is performing a special concert in aid of PalMusic UK, in Bristol on 27 June 2024. Acclaimed as a “pianist of extraordinary gifts” (Gramophone) and “immense power” (The Times), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances.

 OBSERVER: "a star interpreter of contemporary music" — Fiona Maddocks

 INTERNATIONAL PIANO: "Her brilliant performances are clearly the result of deep reflection." — Colin Clarke


Hélène de Montgeroult - Etudes Nos. 62, 67, 104, 110, 111

Maurice Ravel - Miroirs

Claude Debussy - Selection from Préludes 'Les Collines d'Anacapri', 'La Puerta del Vino', 'Général Lavine', 'Feux d'artifice'

Isaac Albéniz - 'Cádiz (El Puerto)', 'Evocación' and 'Triana' from Iberia

Funds from this concert enable PalMusic UK to support Palestinian children and young people to learn music, giving them a beacon of hope, a sense of belonging and a much-needed creative outlet through which to express their emotions.

Redmaids School, Bristol: Thursday 27 June at 7.30pm.

Tickets £12, here.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Despite the terrible conditions in northern Gaza, the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) is delivering music activities for the community, with the aim of bringing smiles to the faces on of children and their families. So far, 24 schools have been involved in Jabalia City, Jabalia Town and Beit Lahia.

We are, as ever, deeply respectful of the talents and resilience of the teachers, musicians, and our colleagues at the ESNCM. We admire the courage and optimism of Palestinian families, who even now, speak of a ‘coming dawn of freedom and peace’.

We are delighted to share this report from ESNCM, on the activities in Nuseirat Refugee Camp.

Led by the academic supervisor of the Gaza Music School Mohammad Al-Habbash, and with the assistance of students Hala Al-Sammak and Saleh Jaber, two musical educational activities were implemented in Al-Nuseirat Elementary School A, now operating as a shelter for families who have fled their homes around the Gaza Strip.

The activities in Al-Nuseirat Refugee Camp are a part and continuation of a broader program of activities being implemented around the Gaza Strip, which the conservatory aims to extend to other areas in the coming weeks.

The conservatory thanks the efforts of the school’s administration for hosting the activities, especially Mr. Jaber Thabet the educational counsellor. 

Al-Habbash said, ‘The atmosphere was beautiful, and the engagement of children was amazing. Their parents joined the activities, and they even asked us to come every day.’ He explained that ‘Through these activities, the aim is to create spaces of learning through playing and spreading happiness among children’.

















































































































































































































































































































































































































































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COMMITTEE: Agnès Baetens /Lord Cope of Berkeley* Patron / Wissam Boustany* / Jay Crossland / Viscount Eccles CBE / John Harte / Countess of Sandwich, Caroline Montagu(Chair)* / Lena Saleh* / Suha Tuqan / Usama Tuqan* / Nicola Woodward

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