Nexus is delighted to introduce our next Creative Cohesion program musician, acclaimed Syrian violinist Abdul Nanou. Nexus Arts and Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia are thrilled the talented violin player could join the program, helping to grow his professional skills in Australia.
With extensive experience in Arabic, Hebrew, Indian, Persian, Turkish oriental music styles, Abdul has had the privilege to perform in many famous Middle Eastern theatres, alongside elite Arab musicians. Since moving to Adelaide Abdul has had the pleasure of working and performing with many different communities and is looking forward to sharing more of his experience with other local musicians and learning from them as well.
Trained in the oriental music style, Abdul has since begun to perfect his Classical education at the University of Adelaide, mentored under the careful tutelage of Elizabeth Layton – former Concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
With artistic aims to mix the classical violin bow style with his background in Oriental and Arabic music, Abdul can’t wait to bring this blend to new Australian audiences through the Creative Cohesion program at Nexus Arts.
What is the Creative Cohesion Program?
Nexus Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, presents Creative Cohesion: a two-stream development program working with musicians and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Individual musicians are invited to apply to take part in the Community Musician Development Program to gain skills and experience in leading community music workshops, working with experienced community arts practitioner Julian Ferraretto.
Musicians (soloists, groups and ensembles) are invited to apply to take part in the Presentation and Promotion Program, which will see participants take part in a range of activities designed to develop professional skills, be provided with professional Media Kits to better equip their practice, and perform at the Nexus Arts CBD venue with appropriate marketing and promotional support.
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