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Abdel Rahman El Bacha
°1958
Lebanon
piano
Biography
Born in Beirut in 1958, Abdel Rahman El Bacha lives in France. At the age of 16 he pursued his piano studies under Pierre Sancan at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, where he obtained four first prizes (for piano, chamber music, harmony, and counterpoint). Since his talent was discovered at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1978, he has performed in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. He has played with a variety of orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre de Paris, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, and the English Chamber Orchestra. His first disc, devoted to the works of Prokofiev, received the Grand Prize of the Charles Cros Academy. Since then he has recorded many works (including Bach, Ravel, Schubert, and Schumann) with Forlane, as well as Prokofiev’s five concertos with Fuga Libera. His complete Beethoven sonatas and complete works for solo piano by Chopin have been a great success, both in concert and on CD. Abdel Rahman El Bacha is also a composer and is master in residence for the piano at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final piano 2013Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2013Member of the jury
PIANO 2013Member of the jury
Final piano 2010Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2010Member of the jury
PIANO 2010Member of the jury
Final piano 2007Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2007Member of the jury
PIANO 2007Member of the jury
Final piano 2003Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2003Member of the jury
First round piano 2003Member of the jury
PIANO 2003Member of the jury
Final piano 1995Member of the jury
Master classes piano 1995Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 1995Member of the jury
First round piano 1995Member of the jury
PIANO 1995Member of the jury
Final piano 1991Member of the jury
Closing concert master classes piano 1991Member of the jury
Master classes 22/05/1991: Abdel Rahman El Bacha/Frédéric Gevers/Eugène Moguilevsky/Jeffery SwannMember of the jury
Master classes 21/05/1991: Abdel Rahman El Bacha/Frédéric Gevers/Eugène Moguilevsky/Jeffery SwannMember of the jury
Semi-final piano 1991Member of the jury
First round piano 1991Member of the jury
PIANO 1991Member of the jury
Gala concert violin 1985 - European year of MusicSoloist
Gala Concert - Prelude to the final of the 1983 Piano CompetitionSoloist
Closing concert piano 1978Soloist
Final 1978: Abdel Rahman El BachaSoloist
Semi-final 1978: Abdel Rahman El BachaSoloist
PIANO 1978First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Audio
Final 1978: Abdel-Rahman El-Bacha
Willem Kersters : Concerto op. 69 (ONB, Georges Octors)
Final 1978: Abdel-Rahman El-Bacha
Maurice Ravel : Gaspard de la nuit
History of the Queen Elisabeth Competition – 9/9
Final 1978: Abdel Rahman El Bacha
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 16
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