Maya Youssef has performed in many prestigious concert halls and at many renowned festivals, including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and WOMAD. Her debut album, Syrian Dreams, produced by the legendary Joe Boyd, has been awarded and highly acclaimed in the music press all around the world.
Maya's intense and well-thought-out music is rooted in Arab classical traditions but marks the paths to jazz, western classical and Latin style. Maya Youssef creates a new solo repertoire for the qanun instrument and expands her virtuoso playing technique (for example, by using other fingers to create arpeggio). In a very convincing way, the artist combines traditional play on the Middle Eastern lyre with a contemporary, full of new inspiration reality. She is deeply focused on the expression of the essence and artistry of playing the qanun, at the same time constantly moving the limits of the possibilities for this instrument. Thanks to this, she builds rich, original, multi dimensional musical worlds.
Maya Youssef | Syria/United Kingdom
Chamber HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48