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Mexican pianist Miguel is currently working as accompanist with Nai. Miguel has a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from the University of Toronto (2018) and a Master of Music in Piano degree from the University of British Columbia (2012). His principal teachers have been the professor Nancy Weems (University of Houston), Aquiles Delle-Vigne (CODARTS), the concert-pianist Mauricio Nader in Mexico City and professor Rena Sharon (UBC) from whom Miguel received mentorship within the area of iano solo and chamber music. Miguel worked from 2012 to 2016 as a piano teacher and collaborative pianist in the city of Vancouver, especially for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music (VSOSofM) , and as repetiteur for the opera productions at the Vancouver Academy of Music (2013-2015).
Musicians who worked with Nai
Some of these musicians continue working with Nai on project basis
Adham Al Kuntar
Monique De Margerie
Iman is a Syrian violinist from Aleppo. Initially, she was trained as a classical musician. She fled the war of Syria and went to Turkey in 2013. During her time there, she volunteered as a music teacher in an orphanage.
Iman moved to the United States in 2014 to complete her undergraduate studies at Monmouth College and graduated in 2018 with a double major in music and psychology. She played with several orchestras and was the Concertmaster of Monmouth College Orchestra for three years.
Iman found her passion for teaching music in her late years in Syria. She taught violin and music theory for the past seven years.
In May 2018, Iman arrived to Canada to seek refuge and build a new life. She joined Nai in September 2018. She is also a member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Summerhill Orchestra.
As a refugee children's choir, we are dedicated to promoting talents within the refugee community. We are very fortunate that a team of committed Syrian musicians joined us, and continue to be the backbone of the choir. We are also grateful that Regent Park School of Music was Nai's music education partner between October 2016 and May 2018. RPSM's high quality teaching faculty worked with the children and mentored Nai's Syrian musicians on a weekly basis