Event Details

  • When: Friday, 15 November 2019
  • Time: 20:00 – 21:30 GMT

    Where: Ruskin Hall, Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5JX


    TIckets for this event are sold out, if you would like to go on the waiting list please click here and we will let you know if tickets become available.


    We also warmly invite you to join Aeham and stART internation for a morning workshop on Sat 16th to learn about trauma prevention work with children in war zones and areas hit by natural disaster. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



PERFORMANCE: Art for Peace

PERFORMANCE: Art for Peace

Come join us for Art for Peace, a moving concert with Aeham Ahmad, known as 'the pianist amongst the rubble' and stART international.

Art for Peace is a concert by Aeham Ahmad and stART international on Friday the 15th of November 2019 at Emerson College, Forest Row, UK.

Aeham Ahmad is a Palestinian/Syrian pianist, born in 1988 in Yarmouk, Damascus. He gained international fame as 'the pianist amongst the rubble', taking his piano out onto the destroyed streets of Yarmouk and playing his music to transmit hope and peace to the people in the middle of the raging civil war. In 2015 he had to flee his country and via the Balkan route he arrived in Germany, where he now lives with his family. He was rewarded with the International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights and is the author of the autobiography 'The Pianist of Yarmouk', BBC Radio 4 book of the week in March 2019.

stART international is a network organisation of pedagogues, therapists and artists, which helps children in war zones and disaster areas.

During this concert, Aeham Ahmad's piano music will be interwoven with excerpts from his book 'The Pianist of Yarmouk', spoken by Barbara Schiller from stART international. Art for Peace shares about the power and meaning of music and art for people who carry trauma from natural disasters or war. With this concert we want to direct special attention to the refugee children on Lesvos, Greece.

Entry to the concert is free. This is because we find it important that Aeham's story and music can reach all those who want to listen, regardless their financial background. Please do book your tickets to guarantee your place.

We will ask for donations at the end of the concert and will use them to cover the costs (including artist fees, international travel, venue hire, piano tuning etc).

If any profit is made it will go towards supporting refugee children on Lesvos (through stART international) as well as towards the continued organisation of events like this one at Emerson College.

To know more about Aeham Ahmad: https://www.aeham-ahmad.com/en/

To learn more about stART international: www.start-international.org

To learn more about events at Emerson College: www.emerson.org.uk/evenings-emerson