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Profile of the Talk
Having been a student of several wonderful teachers, Jad met Abel Carlevaro. The guitar playing techniques innovated by Carlevaro stunned Jad. He immediately started lessons with the Master to learn these techniques. These consisted of a large number of "changes" to traditional practice. Jad’s Zoom presentation will give us an intimate view of what is fascinating about this approach to the guitar for listeners and performers alike.
Jad Karim Azkoul
International concert guitarist and recipient of music awards, Jad had once considered giving up performing due to aches in his hands. After meeting and studying under Uruguayan guitar Maestro Abel Carlevaro, however,he discovered how to solve his problem and became a leading exponent of this revolutionary school of playing. He has taught in several conservatories, been invited to give concerts and seminars in various countries, translated a number of Carlevaro’s books, published articles in international music magazines and produced two highly acclaimed CDs.
Originally a rock ‘n roll guitarist, Jad had his first classical guitar lessons with the late Joseph Ishkhanian while finishing up his MA degree in psychology at AUB. From there he went to a jazz music schoolin Boston and later to Paris to study classical guitar and composition, before moving to Montevideo Uruguay to work under Abel Carlevaro.
Discography: Jad has two released CDs shown below:
And here is a gallery of photos of Jihad in action . . . . (The violonist is Jad's successful son: Julian)