Orwa Saleh: From ancient Syrian tales and contemporary sensations, Orwa embroiders his distinctive colorful music with stories and poems. A Syrian Oud player and composer based in Austria. Orwa was born in Damascus in 1985, started his music education at an early age in the Syrian youth music school, later he moved to Beirut to study Oud with Charbel Rouhana at the Lebanese national conservatory, he finished his studies at the Syrian Higher Institute of Music – Arabic Music Department after five years of working with the master teacher Askar Ali Akbar.
Influenced by Jazz music and based on the classical Arabic music education ,Orwa started his career as an Oud player and composer performing worldwide with many Jazz and world music projects and finally moved Austria where he started his new project RUH „Contemporary Arabic Music“ performing with a number of Austrian musicians and recording his first Album „Raheel“ in 2014.
Besetzung: Orwa Saleh: Oud, Basma Jabr: Gesang, Mahan Mirarab: Gitarre, Judith Ferstl: Kontrabass, Sebastian Simsa: Schlagzeug