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.

Lamar ELIAS violinist, composer and conductor born in 1999 in Bethlehem / Palestine.

She started her musical journey at the age of 9 at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Bethlehem. Lamar has participated in various classical orchestras such as the Palestinian Youth Orchestra, in several tours, workshops and festivals in Palestine, Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the Kingdom United, in France, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

She has also taken part in various oriental music ensembles which have performed in concert in Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Germany and France.

In January 2017, she was selected as a soloist for Corelli’s concerti grossi which she performed in concert with the famous French baroque violinist Amandine Beyer. Lamar has successfully participated in many musical competitions. She has twice won the strings section award at the Palestine National Music Competition. Lamar attended masterclasses of many Palestinian and international violinists (Levon Chilingirian, Caroline Widmann, Amandine Beyer, Volker Dietzsch …)

In 2017, she graduated from the Edward Saïd National Conservatory of Music. She continued her studies at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse in violin with the professor Vadim Tchijik and professor Clara Cernat. She is currently part of the orchestral conducting class of the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse (ISDAT) with the professor Maestra Sonia Ben-Santamaria and Maestro Sabrie Bekirova and under the patronage of Maestro Tugan Sokhiev, in partnership with the Orchestre National Du Capitole. Lamar’s passion for conducting began very early at the age of 13. She has also taken numerous master classes. Besides classical music, Elias has always been interested in the fusion of western and eastern music. She composes and improvises in different styles which reflect the openness of her musical tastes.

Since 2019, Lamar has been the conductor of the Sinfonia Garonna symphonic orchestra in Toulouse.