From Castille to Samarkand

26mar20 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereSevilla, Spain

Fahmi et Rami Alqhai avec Johanna Rose

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.


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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


(Saturday) 20 h 00 min - 23 h 50 min(GMT+01:00)


Festival de Musica Antigua de Sevilla

C. Laraña, 4, 41003 Sevilla, Espagne


Sevilla, Spain

Kayhan Kalhor et Kiya Tabassian sur scène