Maya Youssef qanun
Barney Morse-Brown cello
Elizabeth Nott percussion

Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the qanun, a traditional 78-string zither central to all Arabic ensembles. She began her musical career in her native Damascus and moved to the UK in 2012 when she was recognised as an Exceptional Talent by Arts Council England. Maya’s innovative playing has brought her to the world stage. She wins over audiences with her extraordinary musical gift, alongside warmth, humour and optimism.

Colourful virtuosity
BBC Radio 3