Mario Elmir Ahmad
United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Sharjah Piano
Mario was born on February 1st 2007; and opened his eyes to a world of music. His parents nurtured him by introducing him to all kinds of music, including classical, jazz, oriental, modern, etc. which strengthened his love for it.
He began his piano classes in July-August of 2016, at 9.5 years old, with Hungarian teacher Attila Garamvölgyi. He showed immediate signs of talent, being able to pass the grade 1 exam in December of 2016, merely a few months after beginning piano. In January of 2017, he participated in the Sharjah Music Festival Piano Competition, and reached 4th place. In December of 2017, he passed his ABRSM grade 4 exam with distinction, and in May of 2018, passed his ABRSM grade 5 exam with distinction, and passed his ABRSM grade 5 theory exam in November of 2018.
He regularly participated in recitals at his piano center. However, he held his first solo concert on August 20th, 2021, where he played a wide array of pieces, including the full Pathetique sonata by Beethoven.