*Photo credit : Nathaniel Huard
Born in Lebanon, Lamia Yared grew up in Montreal. During her travels to Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, she met renowned masters in Arab and Turkish classical music, and thus refined the art of Eastern chant and Oud playing.
Along with the Ensemble Zaman founded in 2014, Lamia shares repertoires composed between the 15th and the 19th centuries during the Ottoman era: Arab classical music from Greater Syria and Egypt, as well as Turkish classical chants.
Lamia performed shows in several events, including the Festival Accès Asie, the Festival du monde arabe, the Festival des cultures syriennes de Montréal, and she also played in some Maisons de la culture. A recipient of several grants from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Canadian Council for the Arts, Lamia regularly follows advanced training internships. Recently, she produced the « Stories of the Levant » concert with her ensemble.