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Maya Youssef

Part of Soundworlds


From £10

A 9% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Recommended age: 14+

Maya Youssef, the globally renowned, award-winning ‘queen of the qanun’, returns to St George’s with her trio for another virtuoso performance on the 78-stringed plucked zither.

Youssef has performed across the globe since she was forced to leave her homeland, Syria, in 2012. Tonight she will be performing material from her albums Finding Home and Syrian Dreams. Youssef says: “Finding home is also about losing home. In order to find a new definition of home, I had to go through mourning for a homeland, for a world we’ll never see again. I never got a chance to say goodbye. The loss of that world was heart-wrenching and, in a way, steered me towards a universal concept of home in the most spiritual sense.”

Maya will be joined by Zoe Rahman on piano, and Elizabeth Nott on percussion.

“A chamber music of sorts….Amid the rich Middle Eastern textures are echoes of everything from baroque strings to Philip Glass” The Financial Times

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!