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Myriam Farid

Born in Kinshasa (Congo) to Egyptian parents, Myriam Farid immigrated to Quebec at a very young age, where she began her musical studies at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Val-D’Or.

After studying in Paris, she returned to Quebec where she obtained a master’s degree in performance and chamber music from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Throughout his career, multiple musical influences, cultural diversity and meetings conducive to the development of his art have multiplied.

Myriam Farid has participated in numerous masterclasses given by renowned pianists such as Jerome Lowenthal (dean of the piano department of the Juilliard School of Music), Monique Deschaussée (professor at the CNSM), Ramsy Yassa, and Seth Knopp (professor at Peabody School of Music).

She has been invited by numerous orchestras, such as the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Montreal Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Lavigueur. She has worked with conductors Christoph Mueller (assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra) and Johannes Harneit (artistic director of Hannover Opera and composer). She has performed in recital and chamber music on numerous occasions in several North American and European theaters. An ardent supporter of contemporary repertoire, Myriam Farid collaborated on the creation of works by young Canadian composers. In 2010, she was invited by Martha Argerich to perform at the renowned festival in Lugano, Switzerland.