Purcell School pupil, Aleem Kandour (UVI), has been selected to perform at a special concert to promote peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. 

The concert will take place on Monday 1st April in the city of Hiroshima, Japan.  Performances will be given by young musicians from all over the world, including the Carnegie Hall Junior Orchestra and Chorus, young musicians from Hiroshima, the Chinese Student Chorus, the American Boys Chorus and Russian Young Singers.  All of the musicians will join together at the end of the concert for a performance of Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.

The concert is being organised by the Harmony for Peace Foundation, founded by pianist Yasuko Mitsui, and is supported by the Mayor of Hiroshima.

18 year-old Aleem has been at The Purcell School for seven years and studies violin with Natalia Boyarsky.  His place at the School is supported by a Government Music and Dance Scheme Scholarship.