Born in Aleppo, Syria into a musical family of six boys and three girls, François discovered the double bass at the age of thirteen when one of his brothers brought an instrument home and allowed him to experiment with it. When the family moved to Beirut, Lebanon he found an old copy of Edouard Nanny’s Contrabass Method in a tailor shop and with some difficulty, since he read neither music nor French, began to teach himself.
François Rabbath‘s uniqueness stems from his refusal to accept any traditional limitations. Whether performing his own fascinating compositions, the music of others or the classical repertoire, one is always moved by his profound musicianship and dazzling virtuosity. You quickly discover that he brings you such a sense of security that the most difficult passages sound effortless.
The importance of François Rabbath to the development of double bass playing can be compared with that of Paganini to the violin.
Sunday 18 September 2016, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
DURATION: 90 minutes. No interval.
TICKETS: General Admission $25 / Concession $10
Tickets available ONLINE