Composer, Guitarist and Recording Artist Majd Maary was born and raised in an artistic family in Syria. Majd began his guitar education under the tutelage of his father Nazih Maary, who taught him the basics of classical music and oriental guitar. In 2012, he received his first academic certificate in guitar performance for classical and flamenco style music, under the supervision of Professor Bassel Khalil at the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus. His love for the instrument pushed him to further his studies by attending the High Institute of Music in Syria, earning a Bachelor’s in Performance.
Being surrounded by high-level musicians in the region inspired him to experiment and come up with new ideas and innovative approaches for playing the guitar. During his five years of studies in Damascus, Majd earned a scholarship to YES Academy Lebanon (American Fine Arts Foundation) for two years in a row under the supervision of Professor Susan McDonalds.
Eager to share his passion for performance with others, Majd began teaching guitar in his home town in 2011. Throughout his studies, he has worked in music schools in Syria and Lebanon and was the head of the department of guitar studies in Ecole d’arts et de musique in Lebanon for two years before he travelled to Canada.
During the span of his impressive career, Majd has participated in many festivals and recorded with various artists in Syria and Lebanon, including Sleman Al-Shalabi (Zahme album), Al-Basel Festival in Damascus and Quantas Lágrimas guitar and mezzo solo premiere recording as part of the album Remember the River.
Majd relocated to Toronto in 2021 and is working on his Masters degree in Music Business and Technology in Berklee College of Music along with his music composition studies under the supervision of his mentor, Shireen Abu-Khader, PhD. Majd is currently running the studio of Dozan World, where he also works as an executive administrator. He is employing his skills to create new compositions of his own as well as new arrangements.
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