Maya Youssef (SYR/GBR)

Maya Youssef

Maya Youssef (SYR/GBR)Maya Youssef, celebrated as the “queen of the kanun”, plays this traditional Middle Eastern zither with its unique, warm sound like a virtuoso, her performances echoing with heartfelt songs of freedom and home. Born in Damascus, Syria, Maya has made the UK her home since 2012 and become an internationally acclaimed, award-winning musician and composer. Maya transcends traditional musical boundaries by blending diverse styles and incorporating various other instruments, such as strings, and performs in concert halls around the world. Her latest album, Finding Home, encapsulates this journey, offering an immersive musical experience.