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Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital bring musical fusion to Qatar for the second time

Doha, 1st November, 2009
Qatari Artiste - Abdul Aziz Jassim Al Hidose to perform with leading musicians at the Flagship musical event

Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, a leading Swiss private bank, together with its investment banking associate Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar) LLC will host its second annual Global Fusion concert on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at the Intercontinental, Doha. Global Fusion is the companies' flagship event and was first introduced to mark the launch of its operations in the region back in 2005.

The Qatar Operations of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital started in February 2008. The two organizations function in a unique business model wherein the investment banking capabilities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking activities of Bank Sarasin-Alpen.

Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital

"Supporting the arts and the music is a very important part of our corporate culture. The Global Fusion concert provides a platform for artistes across musical genres to perform in the region. This time around, we are also showcasing the talents of a Qatari artist. We are very proud to have launched this unique concept."

Sanjay Bhatia, Senior Executive Officer, Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar) LLC

"We are delighted to present our second Global Fusion concert and are eagerly looking forward to our clients' responses. The event last year was well appreciated and we hope to repeat the same success story this year"

Sulaiman Yousif Salhi, Senior Executive Officer, Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC

"Qatar as a country is very rich in culture and we as an organization take our role in enriching the Qatar cultural scene very seriously. We hope that our event which is a conglomeration of musical melodies will provide our clients with an unforgettable night"

This year's 'Global Fusion' brings together 11 artistes from across the world with their varied musical styles. The concert will feature George Brooks - the world renowned saxophonist as the lead artiste along with musical gurus like Imamyar Hasanov, Steve Smith, Niladari Kumar, Fazal Quershi, Homayun Sakhi, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt and Hossam & Serena Ramzy. One of the main highlights of the concert is the presence of the Qatari Oudh player - Abdul Aziz Jassim Al Hidose.

The Global Fusion which is a much sought after networking occasion Global will be attended by Bank Sarasin-Alpen's and Alpen Capital's clients from across the GCC as well as many leading personalities of the region.

View the gallery of photos taken during the event below: