Singer / Songwriter
LIOR is one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters, renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity.
After bursting onto the Australian scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album Autumn Flow, subsequent albums, tours, accolades and projects have raised his profile to one of Australia’s most recognised and respected musicians on the independent scene.
“Compassion is a pungently expressive work that expounds a more personal vision of humanity.
5 out 5 stars.” - The Australian
Compassion is a symphony of songs that unites the soulful power of Lior's voice with the radiance and drama of Nigel Westlake's orchestral style. It is based on seven ancient Hebrew and Arabic texts, written in response to the vicious and implacable cycle of violence in the Middle East. The work achieves the seemingly impossible: a uniting of cultures in a joyful celebration of compassion and its ability to bring people together.
Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2013, Compassion has since been performed with orchestras throughout Australia and in the USA.
Lior now also joins the Berlin based Zafraan Ensemble with a chamber version, which was premiered at the Adelaide Festival in 2018, offering the opportunity to take this enchanting work to a wide range of venues across Europe.
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Lior and Compassion composer Nigel Westlake with Sydney Symphony Orchestra