Tareq JundiTareq Jundi
Born in Amman 1983. He has started his journey with Oud at the age of 11 when he joined the preparatory section in the Jordan Academy for Music. Taught by many Jordanian and Arab Oud Masters. In 2007, Tareq finished his first BA in Chemical Engineering from Jordan university for Science and Technology. He was awarded a scholarship from the Greater Amman Municipality to complete his BA in music performance on Cello at the National Music Conservatory. In 2009, he was ranked the second in the International Oud competition held at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik/Lebanon. In 2013, he got a special prize from Mugam festival in Azerbaijan. In 2015, he got the 2nd prize from International Mugam Contest. Tareq conducted, composed and played with many bands.Moreover, he has many compositions and studies for the oud as well as compositions for the eastern ensemble (Takht), music for plays, children’s songs and music for TV shows. He released four Albums; Terhaal, Music from Amman, Melodies from my Childhood and Sowar. 2013, Tareq finished his MA in Music Education from University of Jordan. He represented Jordan and participated in many festivals in Jordan and aboard.
Nasser SalamehNasser Salameh
Nasser Salameh’s uniqueness comes primarily from his diversity as a percussion player; not only does he master the intricate art of keeping Arabic style beats but he is also very efficient with Latin percussion such as congas and bongos, the Cajon which was adopted into the flamenco tradition, and many other percussion instruments from all over the word. In addition to his work with local groups such as Sign of Thyme, Nawazen, Turab, Sharq, Al Hanuneh, and the National Music Conservatory Orchestra, Salameh appeared with many regional and international outfits such as Karloma the Famous Palestinian group, The Wood Wind master Pedro Eustache from Venezuela, The Palestinian youth orchestra, and with the So many Oud masters from all over the world Salameh’s playing is most recognizable through his natural presence in every musical outfit he performs with, his dexterity and attention to detail allows him to articulate complex rhythmic structures with such ease that it makes it considerably more accessible to the listener. His work took him far and wide as he performed all over the world: from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Dubai and Bahrain to Italy, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland and Norway.
Reda BedairReda Bedair
Reda Bedair was born in Alexandria, 1951 AD. At this time, he learned at the hands of senior masters, one of them was the Turkish Professor Milad Mansour, the zither player. Reda learned the Arabic strophic poems (Muwasshahat) and the music keys (Maqamat) and was taught by the Italian master Costa Menolli, the pianist, to enhance reading the musical note until he joined the Arab Music Institute in Alexandria to polish his talent and begin the right way. He learned the Oriental keys and the rhythmical meters at the Institute and learned the rules of reading the musical note that he had been taught before by the Masters. Beside his study at the Arab Music Institute, He studied outside the Institute with other professors as there was no study of the “Nay” instrument at the Institute. At the age of twelve, his artistic talent was adopted by one of the Revolution’s men, Mr. Hussein El-Shafeei, Deputy of the late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser. At this young age, Reda started working with several bands in Alexandria city among them was the Radio (broadcasting) band. His name started shining in the sky of Alexandria city… he become the most famous “Nay” player in Alexandria. The Egyptian Ministry of Culture honored him in the attendance of President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, in the inauguration of the New Nubia Museum in Aswan. Mr. President asked him about his distinct artistic work of the Pharaonic “Nay”, which acquired a worldwide reputation and has been broadcast on stations of all countries of the world.
Tareq HarbTareq Harb
After winning both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition 2011, the First Prize in the Montréal International Classical Guitar Competition 2011, and the 'Governor of Tokyo' prize in the Tokyo 55th International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Harb's "well-deserved acclaim complements the virtuosity and freshness with which he is known to perform." (Savino Music) His playing demonstrates "not just his flawless technique but also his refined taste and a great, innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation." (The Jordan Times) Chosen as the CBC Radio NEXT! guitarist in 2013, Harb was celebrated as "Canada's next classical guitar superstar" and was showcased performing on radio and live at the Glenn Gould studios in Toronto, Canada. Harb's past concert appearances in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, are highlighted by performances in prestigious halls such as the 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre in Jordan, the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Tokyo, the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Edinburgh's International Conference Centre (TEDGlobal) in the UK, and the illustrious Cairo Opera House in Egypt. Moreover, Harb performed and gave masterclasses in major guitar festivals including the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival and the Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition. He received an ‘Honorary Membership’ from the Arab Culture Centre in Jordan, recognizing his efforts and contributions to the arts both in the Arab world and abroad. Tariq Harb has three solo albums in his name to date: 'From Bach to Barrios', 'A Guitar Through the Eras', and 'Harb Plays Sor Studies'. All titles have been released digitally worldwide. Harb also released a DVD to compliment his 'Harb Plays Sor Studies' album, comprising video performances and educational material on all the twenty Sor/Segovia Studies. A Jordanian-Canadian with Palestinian roots, Harb came to Canada to commence university studies. He studied classical guitar with Roddy Ellias, Patrick Kearney, Jerome Ducharme, Dr. Garry Antonio and Dr. Jeffrey McFadden, and violin with Clemens Merkel of the Bozzini Quartet and Claude Gelineau. He also participated in numerous masterclasses, including ones run by Jason Vieaux, Pavel Steidl, Rémi Boucher, and Manuel Barrueco. Harb holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Performance degree from McGill University, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Concordia University. He joined Concordia University's Music Department as a faculty member in Fall 2015. Tariq Harb is sponsored by Hill Guitar Company, Savarez, and LaBella Strings.