Percussionist of World, Middle Eastern, and World Fusion styles.
TAREQ RANTISI was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. Self-taught, he started his career playing middle-eastern percussion at the age of 12 and has performed in various concerts and festivals in the Arab world and in Europe. Tareq had already shared the stage with some of the most distinguished musicians and associations in the region, including Kudsi Erguner, Manfred Leuchter, Ilham Al Madfai, Edward Said National Conservatory, the Popular Arts Center and Alkamandjati Association.
In 2008, Tareq received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the United States, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance and graduating with honors. During his education in Boston, he studied with numerous legendary musicians and educators: Jamey Haddad, Joe Galeota, Manuel “Eguie” Castrillo, , Ernesto Diaz, and Mikael Ringquist. Tareq’s studies brought him in to a deep dialogue with styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. This broad range of study has allowed him to play virtually any percussion instrument and musical style with ease and incomparable musicality. Since his arrival in the United States, Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan,Victor Mendoza, Husnu Senlendirici, Eguie Castrillo, Bertram Lehmann ,Basam Saba, Mehmet ali sanlikol, Bruno Råberg, Javier Limón, Pepe de Lucía, Glen Velez and many other important virtuosic musicians, composers and groups.
Alongside his musical performing career, Tareq has developed a body of educational work, offering master classes, workshops and private lessons throughout the world in collaboration with Brandeis University, The Arabic Music Retreat, The Center for Arabic Culture, NAFDA, The Gaza Music School, Al-Qattan Foundation, Al Kamandjâti Association, Kufiyyeh Center of Music, and the Yamaha Music School.
Saturday April 29:
I will be performing with Alwan Arab Music Ensemble @ Julien J. Studley Theatre
Venue: 1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY.
Sunday April 30:
I will be performing @ "Maqam Marathion - Orientations" with Alwan Arab Music Ensemble , Firas Zreik Trio and Layth Sidiq.
Venue : Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St, New York.
Hope to see you there. It will be Fun.
Heading back to NYC after a performance with Simon Shaheen
@The Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel, Hamilton County. Part of the World Stage series
thecenterfortheperformingarts.org The Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, world-class performing arts center located in Carmel, Indiana under the direction of President/CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko and Artistic Director Michael Feinstein. The Center is home to the Palladium, a state-of-the-art, acoustically perfect…
Tonight @ the Florence Gould Hall Theater. 7.30pm
I am very excited to get started on my Kuwaiti World Jazz project. Thank you AFAC so much for your support for the arts and culture. Mabruk to all the grantees.
Have you checked our new Music #Grantees?
27 new #music projects received the 2016 AFAC grants.
Congratulations Mustafa Said, Hamza Mraihi, #IRTIJAL, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Ayman Boujlida, Emel Mathlouthi, Gilbert Mansour, Ibrahim Alghaffari, Khyam Allami, Wassim Halal, Mostaqel, Katharina-Werk, Al kamandjati - الكمنجاتي, Nizar Rohana نزار روحانا, The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, MALIKA ZARRA, Firas Hassan, Ashraf Kateb, Ayyad Khalifeh, Yacine Boularès, Hasan Hujairi, Metro Al Madina, Mahmoud Abu Wardeh, Tareq Rantisi, Cherif El-Masri, Mouhannad Nasser and Youssra El Hawary!
I will be playing @ St Matthews Syriac Orthodox Church West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Friday Nov 18 @ 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.
I will be Performing with The ALWAN ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE in Concert Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00p @ Unitarian Church of All Souls
Reidy Friendship Hall
1157 Lexington Ave. (bet. 79th & 80th St.)
New York, NY 10075
Hope to see you there.