Newlands Festival : Layale Chaker & Holland Baroque

September 22nd, 2018 

Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Residency and performances with Alexis Paul (Organ)  - Curated by Sahba Aminikia (Composition)

 September 9th- September 15th, 2018

Sirkhane, Mardin, Turkey



Live at Rubin Museum : Duo Concert with Adam Maalouf

August 22nd, 2018

Rubin Museum, New York, USA


Organ and Violin Recital with Alexis Paul 

 July 29th, 2018

Le Cloitre des Dominicains, Haute-Alsace, France



Landesmusikakademie Niedersachsen Student and Faculty Concert 

July 21st, 2018

Schloss Osnabrück, Osnabrück,, Germany  



Masterclass and Teaching Residency : Landesmusikakademie Niedersachsen

July 15th - July 20th, 2018

Wolfenbüttel, Germany



Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble : "Inner Rhyme"  - Recording Session

July 5th - July 13th, 2018

The Rift, Brooklyn, New York, US



Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble : "Inner Rhyme"  

July 1st, 2018

The Palestine Museum, New Haven, Connecticut

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble : "Inner Rhyme" 

June 28th, 2018

National Sawdust, New York, US

"Borderland : Rites of Passage" - Electroacoustic Sound Installation

June 1st-June 10th, 2018

David Josefowitz Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble : Preview to "Inner Rhyme"

May 25th, 2018

Marylebone Church, London, UK


Layale Chaker & Jad Salameh : Violin & Piano Recital

May 13th, 2018

Le Salon du Luxor, Paris, France


Creative Residency : with Alexis Paul & Belle Arche Lou 

May 11th - May 15th, 2018

Le Château Éphémère, Carrières-sous-Poissy, France


Guest performance with Kinan Azmeh Quartet

April 24th, 2018

Cornelia Street, New York, US


Layale Chaker & Andreas Arnold : Palestine Museum US Opening and Inauguration Concert 

April 22nd, 2018

Palestine Museum, Woodbridge, New Haven, US

Artist-In-Residence at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, in collaboration with the National Higher Conservatory of Music.

March 23rd- March 31st, 2018

Concert with faculty and students of the Lebanese American University and the National Higher Conservatory of Music :

March 27th, 2018 - Selina Korban Auditorium - Byblos, Lebanon

March 29th, 2018 - Gulbenkian Theatre - Beirut ,Lebanon


Premiere of "Confused Cherry Tree", commissioned by Wigmore Hall Resident Ensemble Ignite.

March 20th, 2018

Wigmore Hall, London, UK


Royal Albert Hall Verdi Series - Part of AWAN Festival 2018 - with Rhys Lovell, contrabass and Attab Haddad, oud

March 2nd, 2018

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK


Creative residency : "Sayat Nova, the Color of Pomegrenates - Sergei Parajanov" (Premiere in November 2018 with commissing orchestra Orchestre Cosmophonie)

Feb 11th-18th, 2018 

Cité Internationale, Paris, France


Artist-In-Residence at University of Texas in El Paso 

JAN 31st - Fev 3rd, 2018
End of Residency concert : Fev 2nd, 2018

El Paso, Texas, USA

Violin Concerto (Soloist/Composer - World Premiere - Commissioned by Falcon Arts GmbH) 
with Bayreuther Philharmoniker conducted by Jakob Lehmann

THU, JAN 18, 2018 @ 8:30 PM

Al Ain Festival, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Chamber Music Recital - Contemporary works - Beirut Chants Festival with Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Kyle Sanna, guitar

THU, DEC 21, 2017 @ 6 PM 

St Elias Greek Catholic Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon



Project "Ya Jarat el Wadi", with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh/Jerusalem in My Heart

DEC 11-18, 2017 

Bustros Palace, Beirut, Lebanon 

"Muhawala Oula", performance with choreographer/dancer Alexandre Paulikevitch

FRI, DEC 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Université Paris V Descartes, Paris, France

Teaching residency : Academy Fellows at the Museum

NOV 27 - DEC 4

Royal Academy Museum, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Layale Chaker & Sarafand : "Inner Rhyme"  

TUE, NOV 20 @ 8:00 PM  

Shapeshifter Lab, New York, US

Live at Spectrum : Concert with Jad Atoui (electronics), Davy Lazar (trumpet), Phillip Golub (piano)

SUN, NOV 19 @ 8:00 PM  

Spectrum, New York, US


Layale Chaker & Christine Zayed : "Sadeem" 

WED, NOV 1 @ 8:00 PM 

Festival Villes des Musiques du Monde, Paris, France

West-Eastern Divan & Daniel Barenboim : Tschaikovsky, R. Strauss 

FRI, OCT 27 @ 8:00 PM 

Philharmonie de Paris - Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, , Paris, France 


West-Eastern Divan & Daniel Barenboim : Tribute to Jacqueline Du Pré 

THU, OCT 26 @ 8:00 PM 

Southbank Centre - Royal Festival Hall, London, UK


Teaching Residency - Fattoria Musica Osnabrueck 

SUN, OCT 8 @ 7:00 PM — SUN, OCT 15 @ 7:00 PM 

Morgenland Festival Academy, Osnabrueck, Germany 


Layale Chaker & Sarafand : Inner Rhyme (US Debut) 

SUN, OCT 1 @ 8:30 PM 

Details TBA, New York, US 


Layale Chaker & Sarafand : Inner Rhyme (US Debut) 

SAT, SEP 30 @ 7:00 PM 

Details TBA, New York, US 


Layale Chaker & Firas Barbar : Violin & Piano Recital, works by Debussy, Britten, Elgar and Schumann. 

THU, SEP 14 @ 8:00 PM 

Cité Internationale de Paris, Paris, France 


Layale Chaker & Christine Zayed : "Sadeem" - Bucht Der Traumer Festival Residency 

FRI, AUG 18 @ 7:00 PM — MON, AUG 21 @ 7:00 PM 

Bucht Der Trauemer Festival, Frankfurt Oder, Germany 

August 18th : Lecture & Workshop - "Permission to narrate : Music in times of censorship" 

August 19th : Improvisation & Maqam Workshop 

August 20th : Performance @ 8pm 


Bethanien Haus Residency & Performance : Khyam Allami (Oud, Buzuq, Electronics), Layale Chaker (Geige), Christine Zayed (Qanun) Daniele Camarda (Bass Guitarre), Andrea Belfi (Schlagzeuge & Percussion ) 

SAT, AUG 12 — FRI, AUG 18 

Bethanien Haus, Berlin, Germany 


Shastra : World Premiere : Concerto for Tabla and percussion quartet 

FRI, JUL 28 @ 8:00 PM 

Paterson University, Paterson, New Jersey, USA 


Layale Chaker & Christine Zayed - "Sadeem" 

TUE, JUN 27 @ 7:00 PM 

Phonomuseum de Paris, 53 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75019, Paris, France 


Layale Chaker & Christine Zayed - "Sadeem" 

TUE, JUN 20 @ 9:30 PM 

l'Intermédiaire , Marseille, France 


Layale Chaker & Sarafand featuring Michel Godard - Mkhammas - Morgenland Festival Osnabruck 2017 

SAT, JUN 17 @ 8:30 PM 

Lagerhalle - Morgenland Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany 


Layale Chaker & Sarafand : Inner Rhyme - Brighton Fringe Festival 2017 

FRI, JUN 2 @ 7:00 PM 

Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton, UK 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Mozart 

MON, MAY 1 @ 8:00 PM 

Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Mozart 

SUN, APR 30 @ 8:00 PM 

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Strauss, Mozart 

SAT, APR 29 @ 8:00 PM 

Elphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Strauss, Mozart 

FRI, APR 28 @ 7:00 PM 

Konserthuset Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Strauss, Mozart 

THU, APR 27 @ 7:00 PM 

Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland 


West-Eastern Divan Spring Tour : Strauss, Mozart 

TUE, APR 25 @ 7:00 PM 

Musikhuset Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark 


Modern Muses : Concert series curated by violist Hannah Nicholas. Premiere of "Orison" for String Trio with members of New World Symphony  

WED, APR 12 @ 8:30 PM 

CIC Miami, Miami, Florida, US