Sublime World Premiere by Emirati Composer Ihab Darwish dazzles Abu Dhabi Festival Audience

After years of preparation, Ihab Darwish debuted his first complete orchestral work, Waves of my Life: Every Real Story Begins with a Note, with a world premiere performance at Abu Dhabi Festival 2018. Bringing together classical and contemporary influences, the Emirati composer makes soaring music whose bold cinematic vibrancy arrests audiences. The concert marks his debut in his home country. The work was performed by Beethoven Academy Orchestra, including some of Europe’s most promising musical talents, and the Polish Radio Choir, as well as special guest the legend Sammy Clark. An enthralled audience were delighted by the eclectic evening and the realisation of the Emirati composer’s creative vision.

We are very happy to that the Polish-Emirati cultural collaboration has been unfolding so beautifully and that we could contribute to that process!