Born in Monastir, Tunisia Jasser performs worldwide. He has studied both classical European music and classical Arabic music (maqām) from an early age. His first instrument was the violin. Later he began playing the Baroque viola d’amore, which has sympathetic string that are not bowed, but create a rich, resonant sound. Haj Youssef’s professional career has merged his interests and talents in the improvisatory art of maqām, classical chamber and orchestral music, jazz, and world music.
‘Cadence’ is one of his virtual concerts at the the Aga Khan Music Programme.
Learn more at: https://www.akdn.org/akmp/artists/jasser-haj-youssef