Ayman Jarjour - Classical Guitar
Classical guitarist who performs a wide range of the Classical guitar repertoire from traditional Spanish/Latin American, through the Baroque and classical to contemporary. This concert is generously sponsored by Western Ferries.
Time & Location
Ayman Jarjour is a classical guitarist who performs a wide range of the Classical guitar repertoire from traditional Spanish/Latin American, through the Baroque and classical to contemporary.
The programme will display a variety of styles ranging from Spanish to Modern and Middle Eastern. It will include Romantic pieces by Tarrega, the dramatic Usher Waltz by Koshkin and the mesmerising Koyunbaba by Domeniconi.
Ayman will be playing the following programme
- Heitor Villa-Lobos - Choro No. 1
- Ayman Jarjour - Variations on a Syrian Tune
- J.S.Bach - Fugue BMW 1000
- Regino Sainz de la Maza - Zapateado; Rondeña
- Antonio Ruiz-Pipo - Canción Y Danza
- Frencisco Tárrega - Capricho Arabe; Adelita & Maria; Jota
- Enrique Granados - Oriental (Danza Española No.2)
- Antonio Lauro - Valses Venzolanos Nos. 2 & 3
- Astor Piazzola - Verano Porteño
- Nikita Koshkin - Usher Waltz
- Carlo Domeniconi - Koyunbaba (Suite for Guitar Op. 19) Moderato; Mosso; Cantabile; Presto
- Roland Dyens - Libra Sonatine
Ayman Jarjour has performed in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East. He gave the world premiere of Olympus (concerto for guitar and orchestra) by Evis Sammoutis and 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.
Ayman has given concerts in London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Beirut, Amman, Madrid, Manchester, Bonn, Tunis, Khartoum, Valletta, Basel, Cairo, Alexandria, Istanbul, Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Los Angeles, Lagos, Abuja and Taipei, the last attended by the Taiwanese President. He has appeared on many TV channels in interviews and concert broadcasts. In New York, he gave a concert to standing ovation at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of Artists International’s Special Presentation Award. His highly acclaimed studio recording of the programme is available on CD.
Ayman holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York and a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. He served on the faculty of the High Institute of Music in Damascus, Syria and has lived and taught in the UK, Spain, Sudan, Belgium and the US.
Ayman was born in Damascus, Syria and now lives in Scotland. He is involved with many charities working to help refugees and people affected by the war in Syria. His repertoire includes works with Spanish, Latin American, Classical, Middle Eastern and Modern flavours. He plays an instrument made by Egyptian luthier Jean-Paul Haggar.
This concert is generously sponsored by Western Ferries.