Monday, 28 October 2013

Welcome the Islamic New Year with a Trio Concert at Al Quds University!

We have the pleasure to invite you to
a trio concert with the artists

Aneta Majerova (piano), Petr Nouzovský (violoncello)
and Tomas Tulacek (violin).  

Aneta Majerova

Tomas Tulacek
Petr Nouzovsky

  Monday, November 4th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Hind al Husseini College Theatre Hall, East Jerusalem

The trio will perform pieces by Leopold Kozeluh , Johann Baptist Vanhal, David Popper, Karoly Goldmark and Ferenc Erkel.
We are looking forward to welcome you as our guest!

Further information: – Phone: 0548197311 -

Monday, 21 October 2013

Syrian composer Yazan Loujami – winner of the Al Quds Composition Award 2013

Yazan Loujami

Syrian composer Yazan Loujami is the winner of the international       Al Quds Composition Award 2013.
The Al-Quds Composition Award was launched and the world premiere of its winning submission presented by the new Al-Quds University College of Music in East Jerusalem.

In its second year the award celebrated the magic and uniqueness of Arabic storytelling and poetry. All participants were invited to reflect on the poem ‘Qais, Majnoun Laila / قيس ، مجنون ليلى” which was dedicated by the Palestinian writer and poet Mahmoud Abu Hashash.

Poet Mahmoud Abu Hashhash

The Al Quds Composition Award was successfully introduced for the first time in 2012 with participants from all around the world. The award aims to encourage the creation of high quality chamber music works, which include elements of Oriental and/or Western European music combined with human voice.
Composers from a.o. Jordan, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, South Korea, Canada and the Netherlands participated in the second edition of this international competition for contemporary composition. 

Pianist Karl Kronthaler and soprano Lisa Mostin during the world premiere in Jerusalem

This year’s winner Yazan Loujami is a 19 years old Syrian Composer, born in Damascus in 1994. He started learning the violin when he was six years and soon got involved in music composition. He was part in various musical projects like the Syrian children and youth orchestra. In 2010 his first orchestral work was performed at the Syrian opera house under the direction of British conductor Howard Williams.
After graduating from Solhi al-Wadi Music Institute, he studied at the higher institute of Music and Performing Arts in Damascus, besides being an architecture student.
Yazan Loujami recently moved to Amman where he will continue his studies. His works include: In search of Basel (piano), Slama's Waltz (orchestra) and other works for violin and brass ensembles.

Karl Kronthaler, Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Lisa Mostin and Ferran Sola Albrich after the performance at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah.

The international committee of music experts was highly impressed by the powerful musical imagination, the unique individual style and the virtuosity of the young composer.
The world premiere of Yazan Loujami’s musical creation “Qais, Majnoun Laila” was performed by Karl Kronthaler (piano), Lisa Mostin (soprano) and Ferran Sola Albrich (violoncello) at Hind Al Husseini Theatre Hall in East Jerusalem.
"The honor of winning this award means a lot”, said Yazan Loujami. “Even though I couldn't be there for the premiere; the chance of working with such a promising institution, and such amazing musicians is priceless, because through this project I was in contact with a place that is very dear to me and to all Syrians, and it means that despite all the borders and the checkpoints between Syria and Palestine, music can still make its way through."
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Friday, 11 October 2013

Il Trittico - Concert at St. Anne's Basilica Jerusalem

We have the pleasure to invite you to


St. Anne’s Basilica, Old City Jerusalem

Sunday, October 13th 2013 at 7:30 pm 

St. Anne's Basilica Jerusalem
With the Al Quds College of Music Chorus as well as Wael Abou Saloum (oud), Mira Azar (voice), Stefan Heckel (accordeon), Sylvia Khittl-Muhr (voice), Karl Kronthaler (chorus conductor), Conrad Muck (violin) and Raed Said (musical direction/percussion).
We are looking forward to welcome you as our guest!

Al Quds Composition Award Gala Ramallah

After a breathtaking world premiere in Jerusalem we are loking forward 
to perform the winning piece of this year's Al Quds Composition Award in Ramallah. 

The concert takes place on Saturday, October 12th at 6.30 pm (wintertime) 
at the Mahmoud Darwish Foundation. 

Music scores by Maria Tupay Duque

We are proud to announce the young Syrian composer YAZAN LOUJAMI as the winner of this 
year's Al Quds Composition Award. 

His musical creation was inspired by the poem "Qais, Majnoun Laila" by Palestinian poet 

Mahmoud Abu Hashhash

The piece will be surounded by compositions of Giuseppe Verdi, Henry Purcell, W.A. 
Mozart and G.F. Händel as well as tradional arabic melodies. 

Among the performing artists are Hiba Awad, Slavomir Horinka, Sylvia Khittl-Muhr, Karl 
Kronthaler, Lisa Mostin, Sarah Said, Hanin Rjoub, Ferran Sola Albrich, Sama Shafea and 
Rita Tawil. 

It is our pleasure to invite you to this special event. 
We are looking forward to welcome you and your family as our guest!