Malak

Malak

Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboard to a song that evoked the epic scope of Lady Gaga mixed with the artistic sensibility of Kate Bush. The emotion in her voice was spine-tingling.” – Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen.

Raised in Egypt, and now calling Canada home, Malak was immersed in diverse musical influences from a young age. Drawing from her multicultural heritage, she has developed a sound fusing orchestral and electronic pop into a captivating and accessible style.

Since winning multiple vocal competitions throughout Egypt and Europe, including Greece, Germany and Italy, Malak has turned her youthful passion for music into a flourishing music career. At 22, Malak is an honours graduate of music performance and songwriting at Carleton University and has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship. Most recently she was awarded Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Ottawa’s Best Musician Award”.

Malak has participated in Ottawa based initiatives such as Ballads for Ballots, opening for Jim Bryson, and Girls to the Front, and the Shot in the Dark live video series. She has also done charity concerts for the Inner Wheel Club of Ottawa and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She has also been played and has performed on CBC Radio and has been a featured on the CBC’s newest podcast “CBC Pop Up”.

Since releasing her debut EP, Circus, in winter of 2016, Malak has since released a further seven videos. Her latest three received between 70,000 and 90,000 Facebook views and hundreds of shares in Canada, the US, Egypt and the Emirates from current and new listeners.

Malak performed at numerous festivals this year, including Ottawa's 2017 international music industry conference, Megphono Festival, RBC Bluesfest. Ottawa Grassroots Fest – opening for Ken Whitely- and Festival Folk et Guitarre d’Aylmer. She is currently recording her newest album.

Awards:

  • Ottawa Life Award, Best Musician 2017

  • CHIN/CJLL Scholarship, 2016

  • Susan Nesrallah Scholarship, 2015

  • Runner Up - Kiwanis Music Festival (Musical Theatre Voice 2013)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Rome (Musical Theatre Voice 2012)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Musical Theatre Voice 2012)

  • 2nd Place - Jugendmusiziert Athens (Classical Voice 2011)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Classical Voice 2011)

  • 2nd Place - Jugendmusiziert Luebeck (Pop Voice 2010)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Milan (Pop Voice 2010)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Pop Voice 2010)