Month of Sundays: Tariq Harb
Do you enjoy classical music? Would you like the opportunity to experience world class performers from University of Toronto, Faculty of Music? Would you like to beat the winter blues and join us for a bit of lunch and a bit of music after church in March?
The Music Ministry at MCC Toronto has been hosting Euchre Tournaments since 2010. As a way of saying thank you for the congregations support for our concerts and latest CD, we are inviting you to experience beautiful music and a light lunch for $10 in our Sanctuary. Join us in our Sanctuary from 1:00pm to 2:00pm four consecutive Sundays in March.
115 Simpson Avenue (near Broadview and Gerrard)
Performing on Sunday, March 17, 2013:
TARIQ HARB, SOLO CLASSICAL GUITARIST
Winner of both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, Second-Prize winner in the Tokyo 55th International Classical Guitar Competition, and First-Prize winner in the Montréal International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb is quickly establishing himself as one of the foremost classical guitarists of his generation. His playing has been described as "effortless and thoughtful a must see guitarist!" (Dr. Garry Antonio); "exceptional musicianship and technical accuracy." (Dr. Alexander Dunn). Montréal's Live Music Examiner's critic, John Wiens, said of Harb's playing to be "reaching out with music to touch and feel what cannot be said." Moreover, he described Harb as a "musical master of melancholy!"
Harb's past appearances at music festivals and guitar series events in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, are highlighted by performances in prestigious halls such as the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall in Montréal, Canada, the 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre in Jerash, Jordan, the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Tokyo, Japan, and at the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Future engagements include performances in San José, Costa Rica in May 2013 during the San José Classical Guitar Festival, as well as during the TED Global 2013 event held in Edinburgh, Scotland in June of that same year, amongst many others.
After moving to Canada from Jordan, Harb studied both the violin and the guitar with classical guitarists Roddy Elias, Patrick Kearney, Jerome Ducharme, and Dr. Garry Antonio, and with violinists Claude Gelineau and Clemens Merkel of the Bozzini Quartet. He also participated in many masterclasses including ones run by Lorenzo Micheli, Jason Vieaux, Pavel Steidl, Rémi Boucher, and Manuel Barrueco. Harb holds a Masters in Performance degree from McGill University, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey McFadden. Harb plays on instruments made by Otto Vowinkel and Jean Rompré.
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115 Simpson Avenue
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