Composer and oud player Wissam Joubran, recipient of the 2004 Prime Minister’s Prize for Composers and winner of first place for the encouragement of excellence of performance at the 2005 Oud Festival, presents a solo oud recital. In the recital, which he has named “The Seventh Heaven,” Joubran will play heavenly works that he has composed as well as variations on more-and-less familiar terrestrial works for oud.
Joubran came to the oud as a composer with a western classical background, developing an innovative style of composition and playing in a rich idiom that crosses borders, cultures and styles of the oud’s heritage.
Wissam Joubran, oud
Wissam Joubran. Photo: Yaman Joubran