As 2018 is progressing, it is opening new horizons for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is exponentially brimming with musical talents in addition to other arts. Eman Gusti is the first youngest pianist who opened the full Saudi sell out concert for 11 years old Chloe Chua, the violinist from Singapore who is also the winner of the international Menuhin competition. The music concert was performed in Jeddah and Riyadh, where Gusti was first time given a chance to widen her audience by playing in front of fully packed Saudi audience by Saudi General Culture Authority . This news may not be very thrilling for most of the people who are not aware of culture of Saudi society. But such performance by a woman in music industry is a milestone towards progression of Saudi society which was previously very conservative.
This was the debut performance of Gusti with an international musician while she had already played piano in 32 others concerts.
Gusti developed love for classical music and instruments from her mother who used to play keyboard in afternoons and she used to listen to her in long lazy days in bed. As she was instilled with love for piano from her mother and started practicing on her mother’s keyword, she ended up in finding her love for piano instead of keyboard. Seeing her interest in piano, her father at the age of 15 bought her very first piano, even before she could start her high school.
She believes that she wants to make an example for other women to follow suit that they can make their dreams a reality. It is women time in the Kingdom after many years of struggle to shine and prove their potential in all industries. This will bring positive side of Saudi society to the world.
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