Paco Hallak is a professional Flamenco Guitarist, Stage Performer, and Music Teacher who loves mesmerizing the hearts and souls of music lovers with rhythmic melodies. Born in Damascus, Syria, he didn’t wait long to step into the realm of melodious music and his fascination with music dates back to his early years. Paco grew up fascinated with the ways music captivates and connects the hearts and got his first musical instrument at the age of five.
An Oud was his first instrument – An oriental instrument similar to the guitar. Paco still remembers being captivated by the mysterious melodies coming from the resonance of the strings and had a childhood filled with harmonious experiences. His passion for music never remained in the shadows for long and thanks to the great teachers, he had the chance to show his artistic talents and love for music to all.
At the age of eleven, Paco Hallak got his first Flamenco Guitar and this was the time his life began to change exceptionally. Flamenco lit up the dark alleys of Paco’s imagination and gave him the wings needed to fly high and reach his lifelong aspirations. Experiencing the marvels of Flamenco helped him explore newer horizons, yet pursuing this passion wasn’t always easy from the start. In Syria, Arabic and classical forms of music were more appreciated, and pursuing Spanish Flamenco music made Paco feel like an outsider. However, he has always been lucky when it comes to finding great teachers and mentors who helped him build confidence, master the art, and pursue dreams with the head held high. The right books and right teachers helped Paco explore the marvels of Flamenco music and studying the Spanish culture and unique playing techniques honed his musical abilities.
The right books and right teachers helped Paco explore the marvels of Flamenco music and studying the Spanish culture and unique playing techniques honed his musical abilities. Paco Hallak has always been a dreamer who likes to pursue big dreams and this drive for excellence helped him become better and better with each passing day. This love for music encouraged him to explore the global music scene. After exploring the exceptional music scene of his country Syria, the next stop along the way was Turkey – A country renowned for its incredible love for music. Learning about new and unique forms of music, Paco had the luxury to play with some of Turkey’s finest musicians and artists. Evolving as a musician along the way, the next stop on the road was Germany – The place where he met the famous Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Paco Peña,
Meeting Paco Peña was the most inspirational experience of Paco Hallak’s life – An experience that changed the trajectory of his music career. Paco Peña entrusted him with some of his greatest secrets and stimulated his drive to become a great musician and Flamenco Guitarist. Paco came off this experience with a head full of dreams and with an ambition to become the real Paco De Damascus.
Presently, Paco Hallak devotes his life to teaching young music lovers the art of playing Flamenco Guitar. His passion for music and love for Flamenco has always helped him give his level best when it comes to nurturing the next generation of great Flamenco guitarists. He performs in Germany as a Soloist, Stage Performer, and Professional Guitarist and also serves as a music teacher in many local Hamburg schools. Paco is a dreamer who loves inspiring others to chase their music dreams and also teaches guitar privately to the gifted young ones who dream to conquer the music world of today and tomorrow.