On Tuesday 27 May, the Bridges Cultural Centre, a hall located at the All Saints Cathedral, will hold an evening filled with Baroque music performed by the Awtar Quartet.
The quartet will perform works by the several renowned representatives of the era: J.S. Bach, Pachelbel, Scarlatti, Telemann along Carl Heinrich Biber and Dietrich Becker.
Founded in December 2012, the Awtar Quartet consists of regined Egyptian musicians; Yasser Ghoneim on 1st violin, Khaled Saleh on 2nd violin, Essam Abdel-Hamid on viola and Mohamed Abdel-Fattah on cello. On their Facebook page, the quartet presents itself as "proficient in various musical styles, including classical, Arabic, easy listening, tango, jazz, film, waltz, pop and much more". One of the aims of the ensemble is to offer their skills to Opera regulars.
The Awtar Quartet wears a lot of colours, each of its members is characterised by grace and dedication to the craft. What is particularly interesting is the musician's capacity to embrace different music genres with equal ardour while preserving their artistic honesty about each composition's values and artistic positioning.