Classical pianist set for an unforgettable performance in Abu Dhabi

Ran Jia will close the eighth season of Abu Dhabi Classics at a new venue

Classical pianist set for an unforgettable performance in Abu Dhabi
Credit by Peter Riguad

With opera, ballet, orchestras, harpists and more, the 2018/19 season of Abu Dhabi Classics has been absolutely incredible.

But it’s not over yet.

The sensational programme of classical music will end on a high with a performance from the world-famous solo pianist Ran Jia.

The talented Chinese musician will be putting on a special programme of romantic works on Friday April 19 at Abu Dhabi Theatre on the Corniche breakwater.

Her appearance was supposed to be at Manarat Al Saadiyat, but it has moved due to popualr demand. 

It will mark the first time that the soloist has performed in the Middle East, and her show will see her put a modern twist on a variety of works by Austrian composer Franz Schubert, including Sonata in D major D850 and Sonata in B flat major 960.

Her father, Daqun Jia, is one of the most well-renowned Chinese contemporary composers, and she will also performing his
piece, Three Preludes for Solo Piano.

The star is known for her moving renditions of famous pieces, in particular her interpretive takes on Schubert’s work.
In fact, she has been playing the piano from a remarkably young age.

After starting lessons aged three, she began to perform professionally when she was just seven years old.

In November 2005, she made her debut at the Lincoln Center in New York and since then she has gone on to play to sell-out audiences around the world. She also won the Choc Classica award in 2015.

His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, said: “What a year it has been for Abu Dhabi Classics, and what better way to close the season of outstanding musical talent than with Ran Jia. Year on year we strive to offer the best of the best musical talent to the Middle East, and this year is no exception. I have no doubt that audiences will witness an outstanding performance that will stay with them for a lifetime.”

Her set will captivate and move every person in the audience, and we bet that there won’t be a dry eye in the house by the time she’s finished.

The pianist will be with us for one night only, so make sure you reserve a seat while you still can.

Tickets can be purchased from and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

Student tickets are available for Dhs50, while platinum tickets are going for Dhs100 and diamond for Dhs250.

Doors open at 7pm on April 19 and the show kicks off at 8pm sharp.

We can’t wait.

From Dhs100 (platinum tickets). Fri Apr 19, 8pm onwards. Abu Dhabi Theatre, Corniche Breakwater,

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