MUSIQUE ROYALE

Friday March 18 2022, 7:30 PM

Tariq Harb

Central United Church
Friday 18 March – 7:30 PM

$20 advance, $25 at the door, $10 students.

Featuring

Tariq Harb (classical guitar)

About

“In record time, Tariq Harb’s masterful command of melody and emotion shot him into the upper ranks of classical guitarists.” (TED Global)

Musique Royale is delighted to present guitar sensation Tariq Harb in Lunenburg on Friday March 18th at 7:30 pm for a concert of musical treasures. Celebrated as “Canada’s next classical guitar superstar” by CBC Radio’s NEXT! Guitarist in 2013, Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Praised for his playing which demonstrates “not just his flawless technique but also his refined taste and a great, innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation” (The Jordan Times), Harb has performed in the world’s most prestigious halls, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cairo Opera House, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Harb is also a published composer. His most recent composition “Spirit” – a suite in five movements – will be featured during his tour with Debut Atlantic. This concert is part of Tariq’s tour with Debut Atlantic around the Maritime provinces. Join Musique Royale on Friday March 18th at 7:30 pm to hear Tariq Harb perform at Central United Church in Lunenburg.

About Tariq Harb

After winning both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, the First Prize in the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the ‘Governor of Tokyo’ prize in the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. “In record time, Tariq Harb’s masterful command of melody and emotion shot him into the upper ranks of classical guitarists.” (TED Global) 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 CBC Radio’s NEXT! Guitarist in 2013, he was celebrated as “Canada’s next classical guitar superstar” and was showcased performing at the Glenn Gould studios, which helped further propel his career worldwide.

Harb’s past concert appearances are highlighted by performances in prestigious halls, most notably the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cairo Opera House, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He is in demand as a concert soloist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra, and has five album recordings to date. Harb is also a published composer. His most recent composition “Spirit” – a suite in five movements – is published by Les Productions d’OZ and will be featured during his tour with Debut Atlantic in March 2022.

Harb holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters degree from McGill University, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Concordia University. He joined Concordia’s Music Department as a faculty member in the fall of 2015. Tariq Harb is sponsored by Hill Guitar Company, Savarez, and LaBella Strings.

Physical distancing and mask wearing at the concert is required in adherence of Musique Royale’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan.