Welcome to Jad’s website


“Azkoul can make his instrument sing. This is a skill far more important than the ability to whip out thousands of notes per minute accurately and expressively, which he can also do.” 
 THE WASHINGTON POST                                     

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Concert in Grillon (France) 14 July

Grillon Masterclass 13-21 July

2 Presentations at EGTA 2014 Annual Congress (York)

22 & 23 July

Concert in Winchester 27 September

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BEIRUT EVENTS APRIL 2014

Masterclass at Ghassan Yammine Ecole des Arts 1 April

Television programme on Beirut MTV 2 April

Lecture on multifaceted guitar at Karaz wa Leimoun 3 April

Masterclass at Lebanese Conservatory 4 April

Concert at Evangelical Church 8 April

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November 20, 2013 Jad performed at the

 John Williams (Nov 14), Xuefei Yang (Nov 17)

Jad Azkoul (Nov 20), Campbell Duo (Nov 21), Graham Divine (Nov 22)

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Jad was considerably influenced by his mentor, the Uruguayan virtuoso and composer, Abel Carlevaro, both for his own development as well as his approach to pedagogy. In the field of guitar teaching there is a lot of misunderstanding, as too often there is blind reliance on archaic concepts. Interestingly, exceptional guitarists–some of whom may still make use of them in their own teaching–are never slaves to these concepts.

Jad travels regularly for concerts and masterclasses. After three years of weekly travels between Geneva and London, he has now left his position at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre in Geneva in order to settle in London where he continues to teach at the London College of Music. His interest in tennis and the Alexander Technique (amongst other things) are proving to be inspirational for a book on the guitar and its relation to real life situations.