Zaid Jabri

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 3:25 am

Zaid Jabri

Photo Credit: Adam Markowski

Born in Damascus in 1975, Zaid Jabri began his musical education by studying the violin with Riyad Sukar in his native town. He completed his M.A. degree with honors from the Music Academy of Cracow in Poland where he studied composition with Zbigniew Bujarski. Jabri is currently working on his PhD at the same academy under the supervision of Professor Krzysztof Penderecki. He won the first prize at the Adam Didur Composers’ Competition in Sanok in 1997 for his piece (Two Songs for Soprano and String Orchestra). In 1999 he participated in the International Musikwerkstatt Buckow in Germany. In 2008 Zaid Jabri was invited by the Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department as Artist/Composer during The Days of Polish Music. In 2011 he became a member of ZKP ( The Polish Composers Union ). He was also recently invited to Brunel University in London to represent Syria during the inauguration of the Institute for Contemporary Middle-Eastern Music. Since 2008 Jabri has been also involved in teaching at The Academy of Music in Cracow.
Zaid Jabri’s works have been performed in Poland (Warsaw Autumn, Cracow composer’s Days & Festival of Polish Premiers By The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir), Germany ( Morgenland Festival Osnabrück , Dubai, Egypt (Opera House), Tunisia, France, Italy, USA ( by Pacific Symphony Orchestra ), Armenia (by Armenian National Symphony Orchestra), Syria (by Syrian National Symphony Orchestra), Slovakia, Belgium by (Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles ) during the young composers forum Tactus 2011, Ukraine (by Lviv philharmonic during Contrast Festival, Uzhgorod philharmonic & by Kiev Kamerata during The Festival of Modern Music), Holland (by Nieuw Ensemble and Ensemble Zerafin ), and the United Kingdom ( Plaisterers’ Hall, Cadogan Hall ) during Al Farabi Concerto (by English Chamber Orchestra).