Guy Manoukian live on stage in Dubai

Published November 18th, 2009 - 03:54 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Coveted Lebanese-Armenian pianist and composer, Guy Manoukian, a world-renowned musician, will be performing live at The Palladium in Dubai Media City at an exclusive concert on November 20th.

With infectious beats and contemporary arrangements, Manoukian will perform alongside an Armenian and Lebanese singer, treating the audience to a combination of modern and traditional styles of music, often described as a fusion of oriental flair. He will be accompanied by of 15 band members including violinists, percussionists and a flutist.

Cathryn Gaspar, CEO of Full House the Dubai-based production company responsible for bringing the charismatic artist over to Dubai commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing such a talented, award-winning musician to the UAE. We are looking forward to a very special evening, Guy has many thousands of fans throughout the region and his summer concert was a sellout at the Beiteddine festival in Lebanon.”
Manoukian, who began playing the piano at age four, appeared on television at age six and performed at the Lebanese presidential palace when he was just seven years of age, has risen through the ranks of music through his sheer talent and ambition. He has composed and produced a wide array of musical albums which have been successful both regionally and globally including his most recent album, Assouman (Armenian for blue sky), being a best seller in Lebanon and the UAE.

Winner of best dance album awards at the Arab Music Awards and the Armenian Music Awards among others, Guy is the first artist from the Middle East to be endorsed by Yamaha and has performed around the world from Sydney to Beirut. He has also worked with international superstars such as Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent, Raul Di Blasio and French rapper Diams and Shakira.

Guy Manoukian will be performing at the Palladium in Dubai Media City on Friday 20th November. Doors open at 7.30pm and performances start at 8.30pm.

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