Posted on April 16, 2018

Qatar Airways is delighted to be the Official Airline Partner of the International Chamber Music Concert Series for Peace and Unity in Qatar, which will bring renowned artists from around the world to Doha to perform.

The series of world-class concerts is being organised by the Chamber Music Society of Qatar and supported by the embassies of France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Each embassy will host their own concert throughout 2018 and 2019 in Qatar, which are aimed at promoting music and culture from their country and inspiring the local community in Qatar.

The International Chamber Music Concert Series for Peace and Unity will begin on 17 April with a concert hosted by the French Embassy in Doha and the French Institute in Qatar, that will take place at the Mondrian Hotel Doha. The concert will include a stunning performance by Ambroisine Bré, a Parisian mezzo-soprano and a rising global star, along with the profilic concert pianist and Artistic Director of the event, Sonja Park. The two talents will be joined by pro musicians from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) – violinist Dmitri Torchinski and cellist Hassan Moataz El Molla. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be the Official Airline Partner of the International Chamber Music Concert Series. As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are truly pleased to be able to welcome such globally renowned artists to Doha, and to provide a showcase for their talent through this magnificent concert series. Each concert will provide a musical journey into the unique sounds of each country. We invite everyone to attend the spectacular event at the Mondrian Hotel Doha and witness the inaugural concert of this beautiful series.”

The Concert Series has been curated by Ms. Sonja Park, a globally acclaimed concert pianist and founder of ‘Moving Young Artists’, a non-profit foundation and cultural development program set up in Qatar with the aim of using the power of music to inspire rising local talents in the pursuit of their artistic potential and to develop music education programmes for children, particularly those with special needs. A donations box will be available at the concert, with all funds raised being donated to the ‘Moving Young Artists’ foundation.

Qatar Airways has a history of working with artists to embed music into its brand. The award-winning airline proudly works with globally renowned composer and artist Dana Al Fardan, who is the official composer for Qatar Airways Group. Dana Al Fardan has composed a number of highly successful pieces for the airline, including the composition and 2016 performance of ‘The Beginning’ for Hamad International Airport, its official theme song, and Qatar Airways’ boarding music. The award-winning airline has also sponsored several musical events, including the recent concert held as part of Francophonie Days, an annual celebration of the culture of the Francophone world in March 2018.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations for 2018-19, in line with its expedited expansion plans, including London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.