The Haytham Safia Qu4rtet is a unique ensemble. Its members form a vibrant spectrum of diversity: male and female, speaking different languages, happy improvising or playing from the notes, drawing on the Arabic, African and European influences of their different backgrounds. The binding force is a passion for music, an admiration of
each other’s talent, and the sheer joy of making music together – something they share readily with audiences, whether at an intimate concert or lively festival. Artistic leader and composer Haytham Safia is known for the precision and experimentation of his ud playing. His innovative compositions playfully blend his Arabic musical roots with oboe and cello arrangements inspired by Hanneke Ramselaar’s classical European training.