رمزي أبو رضوان
Ramzi’s life trajectory has by no means been ordinary. This Palestinian artist was born in Betlhehem in 1979 and grew up in the Al’ Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, where his family was forced to relocate to, in 1948.
The first intifada (1987/1992), the violence and the occupation greatly marked his childhood and his adolescence. At 16 years old he participated in a music workshop, an experience that changed his life.
From 1996 to 1998 he studies at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah. In 1998 Ramzi received a scholarship to study viola at the National Regional Conservatory of Angers (France) until 2005. Ramzi graduated with a DEM in viola, chamber music. It is also in this conservatory that he encountered other students with whom he created Ensemble Dal’Ouna in 2000, dedicated to both Palestinian music and causes.
Today Ramzi splits his career among many projects. He is concert performer, bandleader of Ensemble Dal’Ouna, musical director of the Palestine National Arabic Music Ensemble, composer and arranger. Oftentimes he performs Western classical music as a soloist as well as with chamber music ensembles and orchestras.
In parallel, Ramzi’s deep engagement with humanity has led him to create the Al Kamandjâti Association in 2005. Al Kamandjâti mission is to bring music education to Palestinian children, in particular, to those who are most vulnerable – the children of the refugee camps.