Lubana Al Quntar
Lubana was born in Damascus to a family of traditional singers. A descendant of famous Syrian singer, Amal Al Atrash, ASMAHAN and renowned composer and singer, Farid Al Atrash, Lubana grew up with an ear and a voice for music. She trained in classical international conservatories under the supervision of world-renowned opera singers such as Galina Khaldieva, Kenneth Woollam, and Maestra Mya Besselink. She has taken master classes with world-famous opera singers, namely Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Maestro Ricardo Mutti, and Sara Beaker. As a coloratura soprano, Lubana’s rare and dramatic voice breathes life into the wide repertoire she sings in folk, traditional Syriac and Aramaic languages, pop, and classical opera. Lubana’s ability to variate between Arabic and Western techniques as a soloist in opera is second to none.
In 1995, Lubana the prestigious title of the First Arab Opera Singer from the Levenat, receiving international fame and recognition. In 1996, she won the first audience prize and fourth overall prize in a Belgrade International Singing Competition. In 2000, she was awarded fifth prize at the Queen Elizabeth Singing Competition, Brussels, Belgium. Since 1996, she has toured internationally in over 10 countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America having performed over 270 times on international stages.
Special Guest Appearance
Great grand-niece of Umm Kulthum
The great grand-daughter of Umm Kulthum’s sister, rose to fame through the TV programme ‘Arabs Got Talent’ when she received Golden Buzzer from actor Ahmed Hilmi. She began singing in school and at the age of twelve years old with her vocal training with maestro Salim Sahhab at the Cairo Opera House. Today, at just seventeen, Sanaa studies in the High Arab Music Institute with renowned composer, Abdo Dagher.