Saudi Arabia’s First International Music Academy Was Unveiled in Taif

Saudi Arabia's First International Music Academy

Saudi Arabia just hit the play button on its music scene with the grand opening of Nahawand Center, the country’s first-ever international music academy in Taif. 


Nahawand Center and Gnesins Academy join forces to elevate Saudi’s talents


They’re teaming up with one of Russia’s leaders  in the music education world – the Gnesins Academy of Music, bringing over 120 years of jamming experience to the Kingdom. This collab brings about an exciting establishment that is sure to boost and enhance Saudi talents in the music industry.


The exciting Gnesins partnership is aiming to amplify Saudi music competency as well as careers!

Saudi Arabia's First International Arts Academy

Abdullah Rashad, the general supervisor of Nahawand, said this partnership is all about cranking up the volume on music competency and supporting local talents. It’s not just about making cool tunes; it’s about creating jobs and making the music scene a key player in Saudi’s Vision 2030 game. 

The global sound exchange we’ve been waiting for

The global sound exchange we’ve been waiting for

Ahmed Al-Shamrani, the executive director at Nahawand, explained the game plan – which will revolve around educational programs, research, official certificates, and swapping teachers and students with the talents from Gnesins. This isn’t just an arts academy; it’s a global sound exchange, complete with cultural events between Saudi Arabia and Russia.


A new haven for music lovers

Saudi Arabia's First International Music Academy

Angie Zadan from Gnesins Academy is super excited about the collab, explaining how it’s not just about notes on paper; it’s about refining artistic taste and creating amazing content. The impact? Well, it’ll boost the industry in the Kingdom and give music lovers a backstage pass to the exciting talent of both countries.

With accreditation from Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Media Regulation and the General Entertainment Authority, Nahawand Center is set to be the ultimate stage for rocking the Kingdom’s cultural scene.



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