Rihab Azar holding an oud, wearing a swirly multi-coloured dress with dark red-brown hair in a bob. Background is colourful red, blue and green brick wall
Past Event
Classical Music

Rihab Azar Trio

Thu 26 May 2022
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Oud, acoustic bass guitar and percussion 

Rihab Azar (Syria) was born in the Syrian city, Homs, to a musical family. Graduating from the Conservatoire in Damascus in 2014 Rihab is one of the few women oud players who have developed a unique personal style playing an instrument long-dominated by men.

Whilst Rihab remains strongly connected to her Syrian musical roots, she has enjoyed a variety of creative projects in the UK working with diverse partners such London Sinfonietta, Stile Antico, The Third Orchestra and composer Nigel Osborne.

Following on from In Damascus this concert is a journey of both classical and contemporary Syrian and broader Middle-Eastern music through the intimate combination of Rihab Azar's oud, Dudley Phillips's bass guitar, and percussionist Ant Romero 


'virtuosic oud player... a highlight' The Guardian

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