Composer . Author and Creator of shows & operas, Director and Musician
“Embrace of classical music and arabic poetry”
Born in 1966 in Hussein Dey, Algiers, of Arabic and French culture, he began learning music at the age of 4 under the influence of his pianist mother who introduced him to the great composers of the West and East before continuing his musical training in France. He studied at the Conservatoire National d’Evry where he obtained a gold medal before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique CNSM in writing and composition class.
An accomplished musician, he began his professional career at the age of 16, still a student, by signing his first contract as an artist with the major international record company EMI for which he worked in the studio and on stage collaborating with many artists such as the singer Gérard Mancé, the Marquis de Sade Group, Etienne Daho etc …
Recognized for the many successful creations in which he participates, Tarik is passionate about all forms of music, forging his style over the many artistic encounters, achievements, and prestigious collaborations, as much through the composition of classical music, jazz as pop, before approaching the art of the Opera in which he finds the ideal dimension to express all his sources of inspiration: symphonic writing, drama, lyrical art and all the performing arts.
His artistic and musical career is marked by his double culture that he fully expresses in his various creations. He collaborates with artists of international dimension, such as Peter Gabriel, Beyonce for whom he writes two Grammy-winning titles, Lady Gaga, Thomas Dutronc, AIM, MC Solar, Jacques Higelin, Arthur H, Nina Morato, Etienne Daho, France Gall, Jacno, Lio, Helena Noguera, Françoise Hardy, Les Wailers, Alain Bashung, Cirque du Soleil, Lido but also Thierry Mugler with whom he regularly collaborates for the creation of major music hall shows in the United States, in Europe and Asia.
After many years of research and creation around the themes of the Arabic language, the cultures of the Maghreb and the East, the study of ancient languages and lyrical and symphonic art, he has created an important repertoire rare in the world of opera and music.
Examples of achievements
El Nafas (The Breath) – Opera in Arabic – Algiers Opera 2013
Sindbad le Fils du vent – Children’s Opera – Written for the children’s orchestra Les Petites Mains Symphoniques
The Wild – Musical by Thierry Mugler – Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin 2014
The Days and Nights of the Heart Tree – Opera Ballet – Cairo Opera * Salle Gaveau Paris 2015
Silencio – Concerto for Oboe Solo and Orchestra – Prague Opera 2017
Issue – Ballet music by Eugénie Andrin – Anthéa Antipolis Théâtre d’Antibes 2017
The Cantata for three Voices by Paul Claudel – Musical theater – Cartoucherie de Vincennes 2018
The Legend of Nere – Oratorio for organ, choir and soloists in Arabic and Latin – Church of Saint Eustache 2019
Arabic Philharmonic Recital – Symphonic Show – Riyadh Saudi Arabia – March 2022
Terhal – Musical Show by Dragone – Riyadh Saudi Arabia – March 2023
In the Name of the Father – Mass in aramaic – Saint Eustache Church Paris – June 2023
Works in preparation
Qays and Leyla – Opera in two Acts
Djamila – Opera in two Acts
Shazâ – Children’s Show
More information on www.tarikbenouarka.com