Musical maestro Xavier de Maistre set to visit Abu Dhabi

The award-winning harpist is performing in the capital this December

Musical maestro Xavier de Maistre set to visit Abu Dhabi

Music fans are in for a treat as world-renowned harpist Xavier de Maistre prepares to make his first appearance in the UAE.

The musician is considered to be one of the world’s top harp players, as well as being solely responsible for making the instrument popular once again.

The harpist will be treating the crowds to his awe-inspiring performance in two different Abu Dhabi venues: Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island on December 6 and Bin Hamoodah Fort in Al Ain on December 7.

The first recital, Spanish Nights, will feature works from Albéniz, Granados and de Falla, while the second, entitled In the Heart of the Oasis, includes works from Debussy, Fauré and many others.

His dedicated approach to playing the harp has earned him several prizes and awards, including Instrumentalist of the Year at the ECHO Klassik awards in 2009.

His albums have also reached the top of the classical music charts. 

Tickets are available for Dhs50 for students, Dhs100 for Platinum seats and Dhs250 for Diamond seats.

Tickets for each show can be purchased online at and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. A limited number of student tickets are available for each performance and student identification must be presented upon entry.

Harp Recital 1. Dhs100 (platinum), Dhs250 (diamond). Dec 6, 8pm onwards. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island (02 657 5800).
Harp Recital 2. Dhs100 (platinum), Dhs250 (diamond). Dec 7, 8pm onwards. Bin Hamoodah Fort, Al Ain.

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