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WHO IS … Zahia Ziouani ?

Zahia Ziouani, 33 years old, is conducting both the Divertimento Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Algeria. In 1996, she started learning everything about conducting from the famous Master Sergiù Celibidache. Since then, she has given more than 600 concerts and has played in prestigious French places with well-known celebrities of the musical world. Zahia Ziouani works for the promotion of classical music: she created the Classiq’à Stains Festival in 2008 and is part of the DEMOS project with la Cité de la Musique and Paris Orchestra. She received the Price of Feminine Success in 2006 and the President of Algerian Republic gave her the First Price of Music in 2007. She was then promoted Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2008 and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2011. Zahia Ziouani also wrote an autobiography called La Chef d’Orchestre edited by Anne Carrière editions and a documentary was made about her life and career. It was producted and broadcast by Arte, France Télévisions and Mezzo and highlit the career of this successful woman and conductor.

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