Arab Music Ensemble

About


Dr. Bishr Hijazi, now a prominent Hand and Microvascular Surgeon in Las Vegas, was born in Kuwait and studied with Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian Arabic master musicians in the Middle East and in the United States. He has toured Europe, Middle East and the US as a classical/flamenco guitarist. ​Having his career based in Las Vegas, NV, he has created and maintained the Arab Music Ensemble with classically trained violinist Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev of the United States, backed by Arab percussion provided by the brothers Azzi who both studied their instruments at the conservatory in their home country of Lebanon. They have both accompanied very prominent Lebanese and Arab artists. More recently this ensemble has added a talented dancer: Zhanna of Kazakstan. Featuring a wide repertoire of this art from classical to traditional and contemporary music from all parts of the Arab World. ​Experience the beautiful and exotic sounds and sights of the middle east through music and dance. ​A selection of contemporary and classical Arab Music will be performed by the Arab Music Ensemble which includes Oud, Violin, Riqq, Durbakkeh and dancer.

Zhanna

Dancer

Charles and Charbel Azzi

percussion

Riq Dumbek Tar

Las VEgas          فرقة الموسيقىالعربية

Bishr Hijazi

oud buzuq nay guitar

Dr. Bishr Hijazi, now a prominent Hand and Microvascular Surgeon in Las Vegas, was born in Kuwait and studied with Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian Arabic master musicians in the Middle East and in the United States. He has toured Europe, Middle East and the US as a classical/flamenco guitarist.

Laraine Kaizer-Viazvotsev

Violin

Dr. Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev was born in Peoria, IL where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in 1998 majoring in violin performance from Bradley University studying with Marcia Henry. In 2000 she graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN as a violin performance major violin pedagogy minor studying with Mauricio Fuks. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Diploma in 2004 with the same major and minor concentrations from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH studying with Kurt Sassmannshaus. Currently Laraine is a violinist in the Las Vegas Philharmonic 'strolling violinist' in Las Vegas NV specializing in a wide variety of styles, a member of the Bishr Hijazi Arabic Ensemble, the Red Rock Ramblers, the Jake project, agroup performing Alex Clements' jazz compositions in an Afro Cuban Style, and a guestartist with Boxhead Ensemble performing original improvised music. She also has her own remote recording studio specializing in original string arrangements for a variety of projects.

Arab Music Ensemble 

Learn more about the musicians and dancers of the Arabic Music Ensemble Born in Kuwait and studied Oud and Guitar with Egyptian Syrian and Jordanian Arabic master musicians in the Middle East and in the United States He has toured Europe Middle East and the US as a classical flamenco guitarist Volinist Laraine Kaizer Viazovtsev of the United States studied classical violin performance at Indiana University in Bloomington IN and at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinati OH Percussionists Charles and Charbel Azzi both studied their at the conservatory in their home country of Lebanon They have both accompanied very prominent Lebanese and Arab artists More recently this ensemble has added a talented dancer Zhanna of Kazakstan

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Arab Music Ensemble of Las Vegas NV, Bishr Hijazi Oud, Laraine Kaizer Violin, Charbel and Charles Azzi Percussion, Zhanna Dancer, classical and modern Arabic Music