SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi pianist holds her own as she shares stage with world’s youngest violinist

July 24, 2018
Saudi pianist Eman Gusti performs at King Fahd Cultural Center theater in Riyadh.
Saudi pianist Eman Gusti performs at King Fahd Cultural Center theater in Riyadh.

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia recently organized an outstanding show at King Fahd Cultural Center theater where it kicked off with a performance by Saudi pianist Eman Gusti and ended the event with the world’s youngest violinist, Chloe Chua from Singapore.

Al-Arabiya English spoke with the self-taught pianist and art enthusiast who spoke of her love for music and what it went to perform at the concert.

“The cultural authority has played a big role in enhancing my hobby. I started playing when I was five under my mother’s training until I was able to control my own path,” the young Saudi pianist said.

Gusti is also set to perform at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah after the success of her first performance in Riyadh. “I am still a college student majoring in English literature. I would love to prove my worth in the artistic field and hopefully perform worldwide,” she said.

Chloe Chua earned a standing ovation after her violin performance with guest star Gordon Back as he played the piano and were able to stimulate the crowd with their beautiful heart-felt masterpieces.

She managed to receive the first prize at the worldwide Menuhin Competition in Geneva award for violinists under the age of 22. — Al-Arabiya English


July 24, 2018
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