Musicians from Vienna perform at the Maq'ad of Sultan Qaitbey
12 April 2019
On 12 April 2019 the world-renowned Austrian virtuoso duo BartolomeyBittmann performed at the Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey. Rooted in classical tradition, Matthias Bartolomey and Klemens Bittmann lead their precious instruments –a violin and cello that are more than 200 years old and a custom-made mandola—onto new musical paths. Their own-composed music brings together the classical inspiration with the improvised spontaneity of jazz, including heavy groove and rock elements and fast up-tempo compositions, as well as intimate ballads. Unrestrained joy meets radical rhythms, delivered with virtuoso excellence.
The concert, one of two given by the duo in Cairo, was organised in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo.