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Raghad Haddad, Co-Musical Director

 

Raghad is a viola player from Yabroud, a small town in the mountains north of Damascus. After graduating from the conservatoire in Damascus, she began teaching, performing with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music.

 

Since being granted asylum in the UK in 2017  More...Raghad has performed at numerous charity events in London and Brighton and recently performed with Damon Albarn, The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

 

Raghad also joined a group of Syrian professional musicians called The London Syrian Ensemble and they perform traditional and classical oriental music around the UK connecting her to her homeland. Raghad is now working hard to secure a living performing and teaching whenever opportunities arise.

 

Read more about Raghad in her interview with The Guardian

 

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