Separating art from politics in Bhutto opera

Mohammed Fairouz is touted as one of the most talented musical composers of his generation.
Mohammed Fairouz is touted as one of the most talented musical composers of his generation.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MOHAMMED FAIROUZ

Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz is what one would call an overachiever.

Born in New York on Nov 1, 1985, the son of an Emirati diplomat and a Palestinian mother, he has earned the sobriquet of being "one of the most talented musical composers of his generation" and has been referred to as the "post-millennial Schubert"- a reference to the Austrian composer who left behind a vast oeuvre in his short lifespan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2018, with the headline 'Separating art from politics in Bhutto opera'. Print Edition | Subscribe