Canella: Harp & Flute
Duo Musicians


The story of a talented duo

Lidia(Bulgarian harpist) and Malena(Cuban flautist) formed a band through their shared passion for Classical and Arabic music. This passion translated into their playing where the duo discovered a natural connection and Canella was formed.

It wasn’t long before they started performing all over the UAE, including at corporate events and weddings; developing a broad repertoire and signature style.

Live music for all kind of events

The Canella repertoire includes a variety of Classical and Arabic pieces. They love to experiment with sounds and instruments, performing with both acoustic and electric instruments sometimes with backing tracks for accompaniment.

The Canella band plus

The duo can be extended to trio, quartet and larger ensembles featuring other renowned musicians in the region, such as:

Nina Boutchakjian: oud player, singer and some tambourine when in the mood
Haruka Horii: violin player – electric and acoustic
Clara Asuaje: electric and acoustic violoncello

International Musician Experience

They have had the chance to perform at numerous events including Arabic royal weddings, and can also be spotted regularly appearing at the Dubai Ladies Club, in addition to other events such as:

  • The Modern Bridal Show (Dubai World Trade Centre)
  • Arabian red carpet (Dubai Ladies Club)
  • Capital clud (DIFC)
  • and many others …