Artist: Bassam Saba
Bassam Saba of Lebanon is a world-renowned virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist and leading figure of Arabic music. Saba studied nay, oud and violin at the Lebanon National Conservatory. He received his B.A. in Western Classical Music and Flute Performance at the Conservatoire Municipal des Gobelins in Paris, and his Master’s in Western Flute Performance and Music Education from the Gnessin Musical Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. Saba has toured extensively with the diva of the Arab World, Fairouz, as well as Marcel Khalife, Simon Shaheen and Ziad Rahbani.
He has collaborated with classical and pop stars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Alicia Keys and Carlos Santana, and jazz icons such as Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones. Saba, one of the most sought-after teachers of Arabic music, co-founded and directs the New York Arabic Orchestra. Saba has been invited to perform as a soloist for the Hanover Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Beirut Philharmonic, Zurich Orchestra and East Oakland Bay Symphony, among others.
- Beirut, Lebanon and NYC
- Maya Beiser: ProvenanceMatt Herskowitz: Jerusalem TrilogyBassam Saba Ensemble: Wonderful LandSilk Road Ensemble: Off the MapToufic Farroukh: Drab ZeenSimon Shaheen: Myriades SoukounSimon Shaheen: Blue FlameToufic Farroukh: Little Secrets
New York Arabic Orchestra at NYU
Berklee School of Music
10 Most Outstanding Artists, National Arab American Museum
Master's Degree in Western Flute Performance
Conservatoire de Paris
Bachelor’s Degree in Western Classical Music and Flute Performance
Lebanese National Conservatory