From Castille to Samarkand

08apr20 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereToronto, Canada

Event Details

This journey from Castille to Samarkand with Constantinople and Accademia del Piacere brings into dialogue the music of the Spanish Renaissance with Persian/Ottoman masterpieces taken from manuscripts unearthed in monasteries and palace libraries such as Topkapi.

In collaboration with Fahmi Alqhai, one of the great virtuosos of the viola da gamba, and his Accademia del Piacere, the leading ensemble of early Spanish music, Constantinople embarks on a musical journey through Iberia, Persia, and Central Asia, revisiting music notable for its sumptuous color and exceptionally rich beauty.

This project was supported by a grant from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
Accademia del Piacere has the support of INAEM (Ministerio de Cultura de España) and Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales (Junta de Andalucía).


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On stage


  • Kiya Tabassian, setar
  • Didem Basar, kanun
  • Patrick Graham, percussions
  • Hamin Honari, tombak & daf

Accademia del Piacere

  • Fahmi Alqhai, viola da gamba
  • Rami Alqhai, viola da gamba
  • Johanna Rose, viola da gamba


(Friday) 20 h 30 min - 23 h 50 min(GMT-04:00)


Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1, Canada


Toronto, Canada

Kayhan Kalhor et Kiya Tabassian après un spectacleFahmi et Rami Alqhai avec Johanna Rose