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Amir Alrishan


Classical, Jazz,
Amir (he/him) is a classical guitarist from Syria. He started practicing the guitar when he was 17 years old. He joined the high institute of music in Syria and finished 3 out of 5 years studying classical music before being granted refugee status in Canada. He learned how to perform on guitar and piano in the institute while also playing chamber music and singing in the chorus with The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra.  Amir participated in Yes Academy Lebanon for 2 years where he learn the gift of sharing music with others from the composer, classical guitarist, and storyteller Ms. Susan McDonald. While teaching in Syria throughout the war, Amir learned from his students what makes music a beacon of hope that can eliminate the hatred and fear from the world.