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Winner in 2012
Born in France in 1988, of Franco-Algerian
parents, at the age of 6 he started his guitar career
with the help of Prof. Raphael Vaccaro at the Conservatoire
de Vienne (France).
Later on he entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement
Régional of Lyon where he undertook his studies
with the well-known Peruvian artist Jesus Castro-Balbi
finalizing with a gold medal for unanimity.
He continued gaining more knowledge at the Real Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Madrid with Prof. Miguel
Trápaga where he obtained his diploma with Matricula
de Honor and where he collaborated assisting Prof. Javier
Garcia in the improvisation class of the Bachelor’s
He studied in Austria for two of his Master's degrees,
at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Eliot Fisk and
Klagenfurt Conservatory with Prof. Marco Tamayo, and
for a Postgraduate at the Vienna University of Music
and Arts with Prof. Alvaro Pierri.
In addition to this, he regularly attended classes
with the great pedagogue Judicael Perroy in Paris.
He has also attended lectures of Eduardo Fernández,
Alirio Díaz, José Miguel Moreno, René
Bartoli, Ricardo Gallén, Ignacio Rodes, Gerard
Abiton, José Luís Rodrigo, Hubert Käppel
y Leo Brouwer.
Lazhar won several awards in international competitions
or festivals such as the first prizes in Petrer, Sevilla,
Llerena, Fiuggi, the prestigious Pittaluga Competition
and the Segovia Prize at Música en Compostela.
He also as 3 CDs on the market: Récital by Integral
Classique (France), Soirée dans Grenade Iberia
Classic (Spain) and a Naxos CD for the Laureate Serie.
Currently he is developing a pedagogic and artistic
career in Zurich (Switzerland), where he finished a
Master’s Degree in Pedagogy of Classical Guitar
with a minor in Jazz Guitar, and serves as an intern
instructor and coach at the Zurich University of Arts.
Lazhar was selected to fill the guitar teaching position
at the Zurich Conservatory School of Music and several
other schools in the area, where he teaches in 6 different
languages. He teaches as well regularly at Oklahoma
City University (USA) as an Artist in Residence and
works as an Pedagogy Expert for the Guitar Division
at the Bangalore School of Music (India).
He plays a Paco S. Marín and a Simon Marty, serves
as a consultant for the luthier Juan Menduiña
in Madrid and is endorsed by Savarez Cantigas. As well,
he receives support from the Banque Populaire and the
French Lion’s Club after winning the first prize
of its European Guitar Contest in 2011.
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