Ara Malikian, a Life Among the Strings
Can you imagine running away from a war at the age of fourteen, leaving your family behind under the bombings, with a violin and the unknown world ahead?
This documentary tells the story of the versatile violinist Ara Malikian. A journey through his life and his unquestionable contribution to classical and contemporary music. Throughout his extensive career he has managed to bring classical music to all audiences, adults and children, managing all genres without prejudice, from Bach to Led Zeppelin, with a multicultural flag.
We will follow Ara Malikian and his entire team during his last Symphony Tour in Spain and countries such as Lebanon, France, England, China, Russia, Morocco, Argentina, Uruguay and Germany.
At the same time, we will tell his fascinating personal story: music saved his life. He fled the war in Beirut at the age of fourteen and, since then, he has lived as a nomad carrying his music around the world.He will tell us in first person his vision of music, his worries, his journey and his projects, showing his professional and personal career.
Lebanese of Armenian ancestry, lives in Spain for 15 years. He has performed on the best stages in the world in more than forty countries on five continents, has recorded more than 30 albums, collaborated with world-renowned performers such as Plácido Domingo, Andrés Calamaro, Enrique Bunbury and Serj Tankian, among others, and even played 450 recitals in the same year.
Emotions and humor prevail in his concerts, tinting all his projects of social commitment. Considered one of the best classical musicians of the 21st century, since he lives in Spain he has taken his career to the fullest.
Associate production company
Nacho R. Piedra
Paco de Lucia
Date of completion
November 1, 2019