Dr Mubarak Najem is one of the most important composers and conductors in Bahrain who started writing music when he was 13 years old. He graduated from Cairo Conservatoire’s Department of Music Theory & Composition and then trained in the UK with Royal Marines School of Music in Kent. He was the first Commonwealth & Overseas student ever to become a qualified Director of Music and obtained Military Band Conductor LRAM (Diploma), Military Band Mastership ARCM (Associate Certificate) and Director of Music Royal Marines School of Music. In January 2010 he gained his PhD in Arts from Cairo Academy of Arts.
He has also received a number of medals and awards for his great contribution to music in his country.