LOU MOWAD Guitarist | Asheville, N.C. United States
Together with his wife Yasmin (Yasmin and Lou Duo) he has toured throughout the world including performances in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and a five city tour of South Korea. They have also performed on television, radio, and premiered many new works for the guitar, including the Concerto in D Minor by Francis Kleynjans, dedicated to the duo. They have also been recognized and recommended by the National Endowment for the Arts and have received numerous grants and awards.
As a teacher, his students have studied and graduated from many of the finest music schools, including Indiana University, Florida State University, the University of Miami, Boston Conservatory, Barcelona Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain, the Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar, Germany and the University of Arizona to name a few.
Lou Mowad holds a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Florida International University, and an Associate of Arts from Miami-Dade College. All his degrees were acquired on performance scholarships. He has studied with many of the world's greatest classical guitarists and teachers.
In addition, he has been asked to adjudicate competitions for the Music Teachers National Association and the Guitar Foundation of America. He has been on the faculty of Florida International University, Barry University, Miami Dade and Broward Colleges, and the New England Music Camp in Maine during the summers.
Lou currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Yasemin, daughter Rafaella and dogs Micky and Lily and Daisy the siamese cat. He is currently on the faculty of Brevard College in Brevard North Carolina and teaches at studios in Asheville and Brevard NC.