Nathaniel Huard is a Montreal-based percussionist who’s passion for classical
Middle Eastern music led him to Aleppo and Istanbul, where he studied the
complex rhythmic patterns of Syrian Art Music and Ottoman Music. Currently
active on the Montreal world music scene, he is the sole percussionist of
Ensemble Zaman and Ensemble Tessala, with whom he has performed on the
the Riqq and the Bendir at the Arab World Festival of Montreal, Accès Asie and
Festival Séfarad de Montréal.
The rich diversity of the local cultural landscape has further infused his path
with influences from around the world, including Greek and Iraqi music.