Updated 20 January 2020
Arab News

Abu Dhabi Classics performers

The ninth Abu Dhabi Classics festival will take place from Jan. 28-Feb. 7 with a stellar lineup of performers from around the world.

  • Svetlana Zakhar

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, Svetlana Zakharova gained international recognition as a prima ballerina performing the Russian ballet company’s classic repertoire under legendary choreographer Yury Grigorovich.


  • Sanaa Nabil

    Sanaa Nabil, the great grandniece of the legendary Arabic singer Umm Kulthum, shot to fame on “Arabs Got Talent” by winning the Golden Buzzer.

  • Magida El-Roumi

    Magida El-Roumi started her career at the age of 16 and has recorded numerous hits across a vast range of musical genres — from classical Arabic to modern Arabic pop.

  • Hamburg Symphony Orchestra

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, the German orchestra will play one of the most famous pieces of classical music, his 9th Symphony. 

  • Lise de la Salle

    The French pianist’s solo performance will reflect a new approach to classical music. It explores dance rhythms from various times and places.

  • Bach concerts

    French pianist David Fray and other musicians will perform Bach’s “ Concertos for Two, Three and Four Pianos ” with the Swiss Geneva Chamber Orchestra.