Impromptu by Souhayl Guesmi
Impromptu is a solo piano work in a romantic style based on a melodic phrase from the Tunisia melody “That el Yasmina” (Beneath the Jasmine Tree).
Souhayl Guesmi is a 22 year old composer and pianist from Jendouba, Tunisia. His compositions fuse diverse influences including Romantic era composer-pianists, such as Chopin and Liszt, mixed with a modern sensibility towards dissonance, Tunisian idioms, and a deeply felt intensity understood through the lens of post-revolution Tunisia.
Premiere TBA, Tunisia, 2015