Choral Director Magazine wrote about Roustom’s “Hot Tea, Mint & Olives” for SSA & piano “The meaningful texts and stunning music are worth the effort required to successfully perform this piece.” Read the full article here.
I’m honored to be able to share this enthusiastic letter from maestro Daniel Barenboim about Ramal for orchestra work he commissioned from me in 2013; “[Ramal] is a first class score which I highly recommend to be performed many times in the future.” View the letter here.
February 11, 2015 Swedish premiere of Ramal for orchestra by the Malmo Opera orchestra under maestro Ralf Kircher. Details here. Ramal was originally commissioned by Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 2014 and was premiered in Buenos Aires. Subsequent performances by maestro Barenboim and WEDO took place at the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms and the Salzburg Festival in August of 2014.