Tariq Harb

Winner of both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, Second-Prize winner in the Tokyo 55th International Classical Guitar Competition, and First-Prize winner in the Montréal International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb is quickly establishing himself as one of the foremost classical guitarists of his generation. His playing has been described as “effortless and thoughtful... a must see guitarist!” (Dr. Garry Antonio); “exceptional musicianship and technical accuracy.” (Dr. Alexander Dunn). Montréal’s Live Music Examiner's critic, John Wiens, said of Harb’s playing to be “...reaching out with music to touch and feel what cannot be said.” Moreover, he described Harb as a “musical master of melancholy!” Recently, Harb has been chosen as one of CBC Radio's NEXT! 2013 artists, were he was dubbed as "Canada's next classical guitar superstar" and was showcased performing live at the Glenn Gould studios in Toronto, Canada. [+]