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Interviews & Features

Radio Interviews
The Sound of Syria on BBC Radio 4, Four Thought
Feature interview on BBC Arabic Midnight Talk
The Story of ‘Syrian Dreams’ on Monte Carlo Doualiya
Interview on Monte Carlo Doualiya
BBC Radio 3, In Tune
BBC Radio 3, world on 3
BBC Radio 3, Late Junction
BBC Arabic Radio, BBC Xtra
The Story Behind my Composition "Breakthrough" on Monte Carlo Radio
At the Nest Collective's hour on Resonance FM
TV Interviews
Interview on Winkball TV
BBC Arabic TV, Afaq
al-Ghad al-Arabi
Dubai TV
Syrian TV
Manoto Iranian TV with Awj Trio (First 10 minutes - English/Farsi)
Written Press
Financial Times: 'A Prayer for Peace'
Shetland Times (5th May 2017): "Youssef is Powerful and Emotive"
Feature interview on Huffington Post Arabic
Feature interview on Revoice Magazine
Feature on Songlines Magazine
Star and Crescent
The Eye of the Celebrities Magazine (Arabic)
Other Features
Live from Oxford Literary Festival on BBC World Service


“Queen of the qanun”
– BBC Radio 3

“Glorious magnificence”
– BBC Arabic TV

“Majestic Qanun”
– BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

“One of the leading qanun players in the Arab world”
– Dubai TV, Weekly Art

“elegant, entrancing”
– BBC Radio 3, In Tune

“colourful virtuosity”
– BBC Radio 3, World on 3

– BBC World Service, Global Beats