World renowned guitarist Ayman Jarjour played music of Spanish, Latin American, Classical and Middle Eastern influence
On Wednesday 19th July we hosted world renowned guitarist Ayman Jarjour, who played music of Spanish, Latin American, Classical and Middle Eastern influence at Emmanuel Church, Manchester. Delicious home-made Syrian food was on sale before the concert. The concert witnessed great turnout and was perceived by many as the highlight of our first Celebrating Syria Festival 2017.
Ayman Jarjour has performed in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East. He performed the world premiere of Olympus (concerto for guitar and orchestra) by Evis Sammoutis, the Syrian premiere of Rodrigo’s two masterpieces Concierto de Aranjuez with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and Concierto Andaluz with the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra.
An internationally renowned artist, Ayman was honoured by the presence of the Taiwanese President at his performance in Taipei. For his concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, he received a standing ovation as winner of the Artists International’s Special Presentation Award.
Ayman holds a Masters in Music from Juilliard and a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. He is involved with many charities helping refugees and other Syrians affected by the war.