North America audiences have been discovering that Masri’s soulful tenor is one of the finest voices of his generation; and coupled with his tall, dark and handsome appeal, he is poised for international stardom. In addition to his incomparable vocals, Mark is a piano player, songwriter and producer. He co-wrote all but one of the original songs on his latest release LA VOCE(Green Hill/EMI). For the rest of the repertoire, he chose a virtuosic array of songs in six languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic. As the son of a Lebanese father and Anglo Saxon mother, and with his ease of performing this array of international songs, he exemplifies the new face of Canada-multiculturalism at its best. Since 2008, Mark has guest appeared on numerous US tours with Jim Brickman, and was featured on his Beautiful World PBS special. Masri has treated audiences to his renditions of popular radio hits, but also to his spine tingling vocals on Italian art songs such as “Caruso”.
The Boston Globe describes him as “…melting the hearts of female audience members like warm chocolate”, and The Cincinnati Enquirer said “Mark’s ‘Caruso’ thrilled the audience”. Steven Reineke, one of America’s foremost Pops Orchestra conductors said, “Mark Masri is one of those rare finds with an astounding and sensuous tenor voice, wonderful poise and warm stage presence, not to mention his movie star good looks. He is one of my new favorite singers that I will work with time and time again!” Fraser Walters of the Canadian Tenors says, “Mark has a stirring combination of a golden voice and world-class song-writing skills”. More recently, Masri has received accolades from the one and only, David “The Hitman” Foster. He invited Mark to perform on his latest television special (airdate Spring 2011), filmed at the beautiful Madalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
Other special television performances include appearing with the choir, SCALA(Belgium) and Faryl Smith(Britain’s Got Talent); filmed in the historic town of Brugges, Belgium. Check PBS listings for airdates. With smoky intensity and jaw dropping range Mark Masri delivers emotion that will enchant any listener. Part Andrea Bocelli, part Luther Vandross, this artist has been and will continue to bring audiences to their feet. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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