Ghent Folk Violin Project new CD
The Ghent Folk Violin Project started in 2012 and is an initiative of violinist/composer Wouter Vandenabeele, a fixed value in the Belgian folk and worldmusic scene. GFVP mixes traditional melodies with new compositions where the violin plays the important role.
A mixture of Folk, Classical, World music and Jazz.
The new CD will be released in summer 2017.
Da Capo: Von Damaskus nach Köln
The WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne, Germany invited 12 Syrian musicians who were members in the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and fled due to the war in Syria to Europe, they were invited to play a concert as guests with the WDR orchestra under the title “da capo”, in symbolism of starting a new life. The concert took place in December 2016.
My composition “Two Images From Aleppo” was premiered in this concert.
Violet new CD
Violet orchestra was founded in 2002 and now has over 100 members.
Violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists rehearse every Sunday with their share orchestra.
The repertoire covers a wide range of classical music to traditional folk music from all over the world.
The conductors are Greet Verhulst, Aag Dereymaeker Geert Adriaenssens, Isabelle Robesyn and Jaap Kruithof.
This project has won the public prize of Gastvrij gemeente.
The new CD is going to be released in two concerts on 5 & 7 May 2017, and will contain some of my works. The benefits are going to support a project for refugee children. read more
“Poem” with ISB String Orchestra
Last yeas the International School of Brussels commissioned me a composition to be performed by the ISB String Orchestra in the annual concert. “Lullaby For Dead Syrian Children” was rehearsed along the year but not only musically, students where interested to know the story behind it. Conducted by Janet Smith, rehearsals were a window to an another distant part of the world.
In the same context, a new composition by me “Poem” is going to be premiered in the final concert of the AMIS European MS Honor Orchestra on 1st April 2017.
Cover photo credit: Sophie Nuytten