Charbel Rouhana

Charbel Rouhana

Lebanese composer, singer, musician and musicologist, Charbel Rouhana is one of the original masters who shaped the Arab lute and its techniques. He won the Japanese first prize at the Hirayama Competition for Best Composition entitled "Hymn of Peace" (1990), the “Murex d’Or” as the Musician of the year (2000) and he has been selected to participate in the French 2011 Babel Med musical forum. Rouhana has composed various compositions for Caracalla, the famous dance group and he performed, “Jadal”, a duo with Marcel Khalife. In a reference book of eight volumes, Rouhana developing his own method which is currently taught in many conservatories. The fame of Charbel Rouhana and his international performances have allowed him to become an ambassador for Lebanese and Middle Eastern music: Festival Francophonies métissées (Paris, 2001), Oud Festival (Tatwan, Marocco, 2000), Festival Novart (Bordeaux, France, 2003), Concert with Satoru Shionoya Unit (Tokyo, 2004), World Expo 2010 (China), Jazz Festival (Dubaï, 2010), International Beirut Jazz Festival (Beirut, 2010)… Charbel Rouhana’s style is not restricted to his oriental roots, he offers to his international audience concerts with various colors, combining creativity and erudition, rich in harmonies and open to improvisation.

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