Malak

Malak

“Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboards 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 Ottawa 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 21, Malak is completing a degree in music performance and songwriting at Carleton University and has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship.

Malak has participated in Ottawa based initiatives such as Ballads for Ballots, opening for Jim Bryson, and Girls to the Front, as well as hosting charity concerts for the Inner Wheel Club of Ottawa and the CNIB.

Since releasing her debut EP, Circus, in winter of 2016, and has since released a further six live video performances. Her latest live video of her original Rule the World, recorded with Ottawa initiative “Shot in the Dark”, has received over 90,000 views in Canada, the US, Egypt and the Emirates from current and new listeners.

Most recently Malak performed at Ottawa's 2017 international music industry conference, Megphono Festival, and is currently recording newest album.

 

Awards:

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)