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Born in Seville in 1976. From a Syrian father and Palestinian mother spends her first 11 years of life in Syria where he began his musical training at an early age.

Later in Spain studied by himself to join in 1994 at the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla Manuel Castillo to study the viola da gamba with Ventura Rico. He continues his training at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis prestigious schools (Basel) and Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano) guided by teachers and Vittorio Paolo Pandolfo Ghielmi respectively. Alongside his musical studies obtained the Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Seville.

Already in 1998 he began his solo career specializing in the German repertoire for the viola da gamba, their versions of the sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach must have had in all their actions an excellent critical both for the public and by the press. In 2004 he, along with Alberto Martínez Molina, the recording of these sonatas for the Arsis label.

He is cofounder, with soprano Mariví Blasco, and director of the Accademia del Piacere group, specializing in the interpretation of the musical repertoire of the Italian Seicento. He is the founder with his brother Rami Alqhai of ALQHAI & ALQHAI label that has produced the album Le Lacrime di Eros-Accademia first CD, Les du ciel et Violes de l’enfer dedicated to the music of Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray, and has just released the third CD of the group, Amori di Marte.

Despite his youth is required by the most important chamber groups from the national and international early music. His dizzying career as a concert work has taken him to numerous and famous formations, nowadays usually works with Hesperion XXI (Jordi Savall) and Il Suona Speaker (Vittorio Ghielmi). Founding member of More Hispano (Vicente Parrilla). It offers regular concerts throughout Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America.

As a soloist he has performed with orchestras in the likes of Spain’s National Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne (Michael Corboz), Sevilla Baroque Orchestra and Al Ayre Spanish, among others.

He has made numerous recordings for labels (Alia Vox, Glossa, Winter & Winter, Tactus, Arsis, Enchiriadis, etc..) Televisions and radios around the world.

In addition to early music, has worked as a soloist in performances of flamenco at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla and also makes forays into the field of contemporary music and Jazz.

Since 2009 he is artistic director of FEMAS, Early Music Festival Sevilla.

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