Damascus pianist plays Scarlatti recitals, only in the afternoonmain
The BBC’s Lyse Doucet has an interview with Gaswan Zerikly, who plays on at the Damascus opera house in the thick of civil war. ‘I could stay at home,’ he says, ‘but that wouldn’t change anything.’ Watch the report here.
Zerikly, 60, has worked for Syrian Radio and TV since 1977. He is also a professor at the Cairo Conservatoire.