Biography

Taoufik Mirkhan

Arab Music
Qanun Teacher

Taoufik was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. At an early age he started playing the qanun and later joined the Higher Institute of Music and graduated in 2007. Trained under Almeera Akhondova, Goksel Babaktagir, and Halil Karaduman, his work on the instrument enabled him to perform all over the world as part of both Western and traditional ensembles such as Opera Bastille, Muziekgebouw, Opera Grenoble, Abed Azerie , and Ziad Rahbani.

Before joining the Qatar Music Academy, Tawfik taught qanun at Sulhi al-Wadi Music Institute since 2005 where he was also involved in various other teaching activities tailored to children as part of an U.N.R.W.A sponsored programmes. He is well-recorded and a member of several chamber groups and ensembles to this day.

Taoufik is currently is the principal qanun teacher at the Qatar Music Academy.

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