An Aleppo teen joins a Sydney orchestra

An Aleppo teen joins a Sydney orchestra


norman lebrecht

January 12, 2019

Aboud Kaplo left Aleppo with not much more than his violin case.

Now 14, he has been accepted into the Sydney Youth Orchestra.

Read and watch here.



  • Doug says:

    Let’s ask your leftist sheep, er, um, “adherents” isn’t this just an extension of colonialism? Was this poor boy somehow forced to adopt Christocentric, colonialist, white male patriarchalist music that merely serves to perpetuate racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, sexism, transphobia, entophobia, marxophobia, globalwarmingophobia, blah, blah, blah, keep vomiting up more mindless slogans like a good little leftist sheep…

  • Marg says:

    A very heartwarming story. I wish him well.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:


  • Fontaine says:

    What an inspiring story.