Mira ABUALZULOF, Pianist and Composer, Born in 1992 in Bethlehem / Palestine.
As a result of her background in both the Oriental and Occidental worlds, Mira has developed an original style of piano that touches both musical styles. Her use of Occidental classical piano techniques seamlessly blended with Oriental musical modes make her improvisations and compositions an original style, producing a unique experience for audiences.
Mira is the co-founder of MiraLamar Duo. Along with Lamar Elias, the two established this duo in 2018, and together arrange and compose their own musical fusion. They bring together both the Classical Occidental and Oriental worlds in order to create a new musical style of the Palestinian music.
Mira was awarded her Degree of Musical Studies DEM from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse in 2016. She went on to earn her Diplôme d’État in (Piano performing and pedagogie) at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse isdaT in 2020.
Her musical journey began at age four, she was immediately drawn to the piano and was self-taught until only a few years later when she entered the Edward Said National Conservatory in Bethlehem, where she became initiated in classical and oriental music.
In 2008, at the age of fifteen, Mira performed as a soloist in Rome and won numerous competitions. Among the list include Marcel Khalifé, Carlo Tavasani, and the National Competition of Palistine where she was awarded First Prize for three consecutive years, from 2008-2010. She also gained much experience during her time performing internationally with the Palastine Youth Orchestra, and the Ethno Orchestra of Sweden.
That same year, Mira was selected through a competition in Ramallah to continue her studies at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse in France. She spent three years in the class of Michael DRU, and then was able to study under Véronique Grange.
She obtained her Diploma of Musical Studies in piano with honors in addition to the Jane Vidal Prize in 2016. During this year, she participated in a Master Class with the great French pianist Dominique MERLET in Paris.
Mira ‘s passion for teaching was developed during her time as a piano teacher in Palestine at the Edward Said National Conservatory in Bethlehem, Ramallah and Hebron where she taught classical and oriental music to her students. She also participated in a plethora of artistic projects, among which include the recording of the CD ‘Letters to Palestine’ for Palestinian pianists and composers, in addition to a music production for MISHWAR clip by MiraLamar Duo and recently, the CD ‘Argile’ with the ensemble Lakhdar Hanou in France, 2021.