Tariq Harb plays guitar at TEDGlobal 2013

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Classical guitar virtuoso Tariq Harb had a surprising major in college: finance. The Jordanian-born musician moved to Canada in 1999 to study at Concordia University. But after a few years in the financial sector, he found himself deeply unfulfilled. He decided to go back to the thing he loved when he was younger — music. Only he didn’t pick up the violin, the instrument he knew well. He picked up the classical guitar.

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and music teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Fernwood Music Studio and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by WestCoast Canadian composers. You can visit Breadford's website here: bradfordwerner.ca

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