Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


The Venue - Leeds College of Music
Quarry Hill


Maurice RavelScheherazade
Claude DebussyLa mer est plus belle
Claude DebussyLe son du cor
Claude DebussyL'echelonnement des haies
Richard StraussMeinem Kinde, Op.37 no.3
Richard StraussAllerseelen, Op.10 no.8
Richard StraussFreundliche vision, Op.48 no.1
Richard StraussSchlagende Herzen, Op.29 no.2
Sherif Mohie El DinRain
Sherif Mohie El DinCould the river flow for ever?
Sherif Mohie El DinAgainst whom?
Fernando ObradorsDel cabello mas sutil
Manuel De FallaTus ojillos negros
George GershwinThe man I love
George GershwinTreasure Girl: 'I've got a crush on you'
George GershwinBy Strauss


Fatma Said – Soprano
Joseph Middleton – piano

Programme Note

Egyptian soprano, Fatma Said, is one of the most gifted young artists of her generation and has not only distinguished herself in opera houses and on concert stages, but also in a humanitarian capacity, regularly representing her home country as an ambassador for culture and education. A BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, in 2016 she made her sensational role début at Teatro alla Scala as Pamina. The production, in which Fatma was described as “luminous” “warm and mature” and full of “incredible depth”, was broadcast by ARTE and has since been released on DVD.

This season, as well as her New Generation Artist commitments, Fatma will perform Die Schöpfung at Tonhalle Düsseldorf and in Budapest; Strauss Lieder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Birmingham; and will give recitals in Perth, Dresden, Bonn, Mallorca, and at Wigmore Hall.

The flawless Fatma Said is a discovery...’ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

‘ of the most talented, intuitive collaborative pianists of his generation.' – Classical Music Magazine on Joseph Middleton

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