Reza Abaee

Gheychak / Setar

Originally from Iran, Reza Abaee is introduced to music at an early age by his father who teaches him tombak (Iranian percussion) and…

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Amir Amiri


Born in Tehran Iran, Amir Amiri is a virtuoso of the santur; a 72-string Persian instrument…

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*Photo credit: Nathaniel Huard

Didem Basar


Born in Istanbul (Turkey) in 1974, Didem started her music education at I.T.U. Turkish Music State Conservatory in 1985. Having completed her kanun training…

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Zilien Biret

Clarinet & Flutes

Zilien Biret 
is a clarinetist, flutist, singer, teacher, and composer from Reunion Island…

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Paulo Bottas


A hybrid musician, Paulo Bottas is a Brazilian pianist specialized in classical music and…

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Nazih Borish


Nazih Borish began to learn the oud by himself at the age of five, listening to the music of many different cultures like flamenco, jazz…

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Noémy Braun


Noémy Braun Born into a music-loving family, Noémy immerses herself in music from an early age. At the age of 5, she takes her first cello class…

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Olivier Bussière


Musician based in Montreal, Olivier Bussières has had a passion for several years for hand percussion. Always looking for new encounters …

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Alexis Chartrand


Alexis Chartrand is a fiddler from Montréal who has been active in the Québécois traditional music scene for several years…

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Lysandre Chartrand


Lysandre Chartrand is a young Montreal artist with a passion for living heritage. Immersed in the world of traditional Quebec songs since childhood…

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Dina Cindrić

Choral director, singer and multi-instrumentalist

Dina Cindrić is a choral director, singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed at festivals across Canada and Europe…

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Adama Daou


Adama Daou is a Malian musician who developed his learning of African drums (djembe, dumdum, calabash and balafon)…

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Anne-Marie Gardette

Traditional dance

Dancer and teacher, Anne-Marie Gardette directs with Pierre Chartrand the company Danse Cadence…

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Patrick Graham


Over a two decade career based in Montreal, Canadian multi-percussionist Patrick Graham has been described as a master improviser…

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Hamin Honari


Hamin Honari is an Iranian-Canadian percussionist specializing in tombek and daf, two percussion instruments of Iranian origin…

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Nathaniel Huard

Riqq and Bendir

Nathaniel Huard is a Montreal-based percussionist who’s passion for classical …

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Cevahir Karaca


Cevahir Karaca studied at Halic University Turkish Music Conservatory and ITU State Conservatory…

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Tanya Karamanos


During her many years of study of Roma violin, Tanya focused on the intricacies of performing the traditional Russian and Romanian repertoire…

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Yoni Kaston

Accordion, clarinet and piano

Yoni Kaston is a Montreal based multi-instrumentalist, performing primarily with accordion, clarinet and piano. After studying…

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Abdul-Wahab Kayyali


Abdul-Wahab commenced his oud studies in 1989 at the National Music Conservatory of Amman, Jordan…

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*Photo credit: Alaa Alsukhni

Kianoush Khalilian


Kianoush is a Ney player and composer in traditional Iranian style. He began his studies with very distinguished Iranian masters

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Joseph Khoury


Lebanese-born Joseph Khoury discovered oriental percussion at the age of three. He later nourished his love of music…

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Cahit Köse


Born and raised in Istanbul (Turkey), Cahit started playing bağlama in his early childhood. He attended the music schools of Arif Sag and Erdal Erzincan…

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Katya Kovshun

Ukrainian choir

Katya Kovshun is a young performer and digital artist, recently settled in Montreal and with a deep knowledge of Ukrainian folklore…

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Geremia Lorenzo Lodi

Musical awakening

Flutist, singer and body percussionist, Geremia has developed his artistic path in the dialogue between performance and pedagogy…

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Elham Manoucheri


Born in Isaphan, a city located in the heart of Iran, Elham began music at the age of 15…

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Guillaume Martineau


Radio-Canada 2015-2016 jazz revelation, pianist Guillaume Martineau stands out for his versatility and creativity…

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*Photo credit: Amélie Fortin

Maider Martineau

Trikitixa, alboka and pandero

A Basque musician specialized in trikitixa (chromatic accordion), alboka (horn) and pandero (tambourine), Maider Martineau is also a….

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Mohamed Masmoudi

Oud, guitar and double bass

After studying five years at the Conservatoire de musique de Sfax (Tunisia), Mohamed Masmoudi pursued classical music studies…

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Shawn Mativetsky


Dynamic performer Shawn Mativetsky is considered one of Canada’s leading ambassadors of the tabla, and is a pioneer in bridging the worlds…

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Miguel Medina


Following his studies in composition and classical percussion at Manuel M. Ponce Conservatory in Mexico….

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Lucas Melo

Brazilian guitar

Surrounded by musicians ever since childhood, Lucas grown up listening to folk rhythms from Recife…

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Nilton Moreira

Transverse flute

Originally from Brazil, Nilton is part of a promising new generation of emerging flutists in the Brazilian musical community…

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Atna Njock

Guitares, balafon, tambours, Nkuu, Mbè

Singer-songwriter, Atna is a multi-instrumentalist emeritus. Guitars, balafon, drums, Nkuu or African telephone…

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Komty Ondoua

Traditional songs and dances from Central Africa

Komty is a singer, dancer, songwriter and performer from Cameroon. A multidisciplinary artist with a passion for music and dance…

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René Orea

Flutes and cuatro

Flutist (master), composer (master) and musicologist (Ph.D.), Rene Orea studied Western classical and Latin American popular music at the Université de Montréal and in Venezuela…

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Gabriel Paquin-Buki


Gabriel Paquin-Buki is a clarinet player renowned in the Montreal music scene for his subtle playing and diversified performances…

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*Photo credit: Julien Patrice

Caroline Planté

Flamenco guitar

Internationally renowned guitarist and composer Caroline Planté began learning flamenco guitar at the age of seven with her father…

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*photo credit : Hervé Leblay

Pooria Pournazeri

Tanbur, daf & setar

Pooria Pournazeri is an Iranian musician born in 1982. His mother was a teacher and his father makes Iranian musical instruments. He was six years old when he first started…

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Alexandre Roux-Dufort


Originally from France, Alexandre Roux-Dufort built his career as a performer in Quebec and quickly made a name for himself as a young saxophone and composition talent…

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Laura Risk


Laura Risk has performed and taught traditional fiddle music of Scotland for over 25 years, having studied…

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André Rodrigues

Brazilian guitar

Originally from Brazil, André Rodrigues distinguishes himself as a specialist of Brazilian traditional and classical repertoires. The beginning…

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Iman Sadeghzadeh was born in 1981 in Mashhad, Iran. At his early age he was inspired by the sound of his father’s uncle Dotār. Soon after, he started playing Dotār. In 1998…

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Gabriel Schwartz

Choro, pandeiro

Graduate of the School of Music and Fine Arts of the State of Paraná (Brazil), Gabriel Schwartz studied the classical repertoire for the flute…

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Christine Séguin


For Christine Séguin, the teaching of music is the point of convergence between imagination, creativity and openness to others and their sensitivity…

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Naeem Shanwar


Born in Syria in 1986, Naeem Shanwar is a kanun player with a bachelor’s degree in music pedagogy and a…

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Rodrigo Simões


Brazilian guitarist based in Montreal (CA), Rodrigo Simoes has worked with several great names in Brazilian music…

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Zal Sissokho


Zal plays kora and sings melodies inspired or borrowed from West African tradition in Maninka and Wolof. After moving to Montreal in 1999…

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Kiya Tabassian

Setar & vocals

Kiya Tabassian was born in 1976, in Tehran (Iran) and immigrated to Montreal in 1990. He has been trained in Persian music under Reza Ghasemi and Kayhan Kalhor…

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Federico Tarazona


Renowned for his exciting interpretation, extraordinary technique, and musical expression, Federico Tarazona is considered…

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Showan Tavakol


Born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran, Showan Tavakol followed undergraduate music studies in the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Tehran…

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Aditya Verma


Raised in Montreal, within a family very respectful of Indian traditions, Aditya Verma began playing…

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Lamia Yared

Vocals & Oud

Born in Lebannon, Lamia Yared grew up in Montreal. During her travels to Greece, Turkey and Lebannon…

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Raha Yousefi


Raha Yousefi is an Iranian classical music singer born in Tehran (Iran) in 1982. In her home country, she learns…

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