Abu Dhabi Festival 2021 presented the Abu Dhabi Festival Youth Orchestra

Presented in collaboration with Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert

Abu Dhabi Festival 2021 presented the Abu Dhabi Festival Youth Orchestra

Abu Dhabi: As part of the programme of its 18th edition, held under the theme The Future Starts Now, Abu Dhabi Festival presented the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) as its Abu Dhabi Festival Youth Orchestra concert for 2021. The concert was held at The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

The broad audience of music lovers enjoyed an hour and a half of Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saëns and George Bizet, played by the UAE’s brightest young musicians, under the leadership of the famed violinist Maestro Riad Kudsi, known for his contributions to the development of musical culture in the Middle East and Europe. The orchestra also featured young virtuoso violinist Guido Felipe Sant’Anna e Silva from Brazil.

Founded in 1994 and directed by Riad Kudsi, EYSO is a unique group of young musicians in the UAE and the Arab world, devoted to cultivating the musical talent of young people by creating a cultural and artistic environment for them and their audiences. 

Abu Dhabi Festival is supported by its main sponsor Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), and its energy partner GS Energy.

Based on its clear vision to adapt to rapid digital transformation and the sustainability of cultural initiatives, the year-long programme of Ab Dhabi Festival combines a unique hybrid of virtual and in-person performances, exhibitions and events leveraging the latest digital technology with the participation of over 500 artists from more than 50 countries. 

For more information, visit Abu Dhabi Festival’s website: https://abudhabifestival.ae/ and its digital platforms on:

Facebook: abudhabifestival; Twitter: @abudhabi_fest; Instagram: @abudhabifestival.


About Abu Dhabi Festival

Founded in 2004, Abu Dhabi Festival was initially a small arts and culture platform that soon graduated to one of the world’s premiere annual events. Held in the UAE, it celebrates artistic and creative excellence, and promotes the role of music and the arts in bringing nations closer. It also promotes Abu Dhabi as a leading global hub for creativity and as an Emirati beacon for respect and tolerance.

Strengthened by a growing network of 30 international partners, the festival brings audiences together each year to enjoy world premieres and exclusive commissions in the UAE and around the world.

For more information, please visit www.abudhabifestival.ae 

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

Founded in 1996, ADMAF is one of the oldest, not-for-profit cultural organisations in the Arabian Gulf. Pioneering new artistic practices, it seeks to deepen global cross-cultural dialogue and inspire a renewed interest in the creativity of the UAE and Arab world. Often in partnership with leading national and international institutions, it delivers multidisciplinary initiatives for people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities through the Abu Dhabi Festival, year-round youth platforms and community programmes.

For more information, please visit www.admaf.org 

About Mubadala Investment Company

Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Mubadala’s $243.4 billion (AED 894 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates.   

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com  

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