Lazhar Cherouana

Lazhar Cherouana

Born in Vienne in 1988, at the age of 6 he starts his guitar career with the help of the professor Raphael Vaccaro. Later on he enters the National Conservatory of Lyon where he undertakes his studies with the well-known Peruvian artist and professor Jesus Castro finalizing them with a gold medal for unanimity. He after continues gaining more knowledge in the Real Superior Conservatory of Music where he obtained his diploma with honors. At present his is developing his career in the Mozarteum of Salzburg as well as in the Klagenfurt Conservatory (Austria) in Marco Tamayo’s class. In addition to this, he regularly receives advice from Judicael Perroy in Paris.

Lazhar has also received lectures from Eduardo Fernández, Alirio Díaz, José Miguel Moreno, René Bartoli, Ricardo Gallén, Ignacio Rodes, Gerard Abiton, José Luís Rodrigo, Hubert Käppel y Leo Brouwer. He has been given a scholarship by the Filamonica Society of Lyon for doing the “Music in Compostela” course. He has won the first award for unanimity in Cezeriat, a second award won for unanimity in the BArtoli contest as well as the grant-award Hazen-Hosseschruders in the International meeting “City of Majadahonda”. He has been graduated with honors from the festival Andrés Segovia, where he won the Segovia Prize of the Music Festival in Compostela, the second prize in the contest of Elche and the first prize in the youth contest José Tomas de Petrer in 2009. In 2010 he wins the first professional competition prize “Jose Tomas”, Fiuggi and the first contest of Seville as well as the regional and national contests and lastly the European final which the Lion’s Club organizes. He has several recordings for the French television and has performed in cities like Lyon, Santiago de Compostela, Budapest, Marrakech, Salzburg, Bologna, Madrid, New York and Paris.