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Michel Jureidini

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Residence  Beirut, Lebanon
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Name  Michel Jureidini
Spouse  Jumana Antoun
Michel Jureidini
Occupation  Guitarist, Composer, musician.

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Michel Jureidini, a Lebanese guitarist from Beirut, was born in 1975.

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Early life

At the age of 10 years, Jureidini started taking guitar lessons with Spanish teacher Emilio Conal. He later pursued his studies in music theory, harmony, and counterpoint with Dr. Nabil Jaafar.

In 1992, he graduated specializing in classical and flamenco guitar music. In Spain, he took a number of master classes with important flamenco guitarists.

In 1994, Jureidini started composing his own music. Four years later, he published his first book that consisted of both flamenco and classical guitar pieces.

In 2000, he produced his second book that included lessons for advanced guitar students. The renowned guitarist, José María Gallardo Del Rey, signed his second book.

In 2004, he released his first album, El Mundo de Guitarra.

Currently, he teaches music at Mouseitbeh Adventist Secondary School (MASS). He also organizes its musical events and festivals.

He is a member of the Syndicate for Professional Musicians in Lebanon.

Jureidini, with a number of young guitarists, started a band called Pasión Gitana. They were considered the first band to have played flamenco music in Lebanon. The band performed a number of concerts all over Lebanon. Their most important concerts were those held in the Riad El-Solh area (attended by 3,000 spectators), in the Kaslik area (attended by 2,000 spectators), and at the Verdun 730 center.

Musical career

December 18, 2007: Christmas at MASS—Jureidini conducted a musical event performed by the students of MASS in celebration of Christmas.

September 2007: Unesco Concert—Despite the harsh political situation in Lebanon, Jureidini insisted on performing a concert (sponsored by the Lions Club) whose proceeds were donated to children with kidney disease.

2006: Lions Club Concert—In celebration of the Lions Club anniversary, Jureidini performed a few guitar pieces.

October 2004: El Mundo De Guitarra album release—Jureidini released his first album, El Mundo de Guitarra, which contained several pieces like: Tarantas, Miguel, Maria, Fandango de Huelva, etc.

February 20, 2005: Flamenco Night—Jureidini and his band performed a concert entitled Flamenco Night at Sagesse University.

March 4, 2004: Release of Third Book—Jureidini released his third book of flamenco and classical guitar pieces.

December 31, 2002: New Year's Eve at Sheraton Hotel—Jureidini and his band Pasión Gitana performed on New Year's Eve at the Coral Beach Sheraton Hotel.

May 9, 2002: Concert at American University of Beirut (AUB), Assembly Hall -- "Jureidini turns Assembly Hall into a gipsy tent" (OUTLOOK, Tuesday, May 14, 2002). Take a look at the article published in Outlook, AUB's magazine.

Books and albums

Jureidini has published three books containing flamenco and classical guitar pieces:

  • First book: Veintiuno Estudios para Guitarra
  • Second book: Arte Clásico Flamenco para Guitarra
  • Third book: Año de Guitarra
  • Jureidini released his first album, El Mundo de Guitarra, in October 2004.

    References

    Michel Jureidini Wikipedia


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