Michel Fadel Live in Concert @ Casino du Liban April 3

Michel Fadel Live in Concert with The Philharmonic Lebanese National Orchestra at the Casino Du Liban, April 2012.

Bio :

Well renowned for his extraordinary musical talents, Michel Fadel has made an indisputable name for himself in the music world.

Born into a family of artists, at the age of 8 he won the first prize in the youth Competition at the University of St Esprit at Kaslik. From there his hobby went on to take a whole new form.

Michel obtained his masters degree in classical piano at the Higher National Conservatory of Beirut and graduated with excellence.

His passion for music enticed him to follow it to France where he studied composition and orchestration at the Bologna Conservatory.

He went on to becoming the main pianist for Fairuz, Majida El Roumy & Julia Boutros.

in addition to working with many renowned artists in the music industry such as, Assala, Wael Kfoury, Nabil Choueil, Elissa,

Saber El Rebaii, Hussein El Jasmi etc…

In 2000, he made his way to Hollywood and participated in the World Championship of Performing Arts as an instrumental composer.

He won the first Prize under his category: Grand Champion Instrumentalist of the Year 2000.

In 2004, he joined the tutors’ team of Star Academy, a show produced by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation-LBC.

Michel Fadel’s indisputable talent and allure for music made him one of the finest pianist & musical arrangers in the region.

Recently Michel was assigned as the musical coach for “Bokra”,  Arabian opera composed by Quincy Jones and written by Majida El Roumy.

On 11.11.11, Michel and his band performed live with 6 artists at the launching of Bokra, at the Palm, Dubai, in the presence of Quincy Jones, Badr Ben Jaafar, the famous entrepreneur, as well as famous artists and actors and public figures from the Arab world.

Lately Michel has also composed and arranged the Official Anthem for the Arab Olympic Games, Qatar, Assala will be performing his piece Live at the opening ceremony on December the 9th, 2011.

December 2012, Michel Fadel accompanied Lady Fairuz in 5 consecutive concerts at Platea, Lebanon.

Weeks after in the same location, he accompanied Julia Boutros as well.

Julia launched her new album entitled “ yawman ma”, a new hit for her, all composed by Ziad Boutros and arranged by Michel Fadel. On stage, he accompanied 90 musicians from the Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

This year Michel brings to you the release of his long awaited new album, entitled “Aal Lebnene”.

IN A UNIQUE CONCERT ON APRIL 3rd, 2012, 20 NEW TRACKS COMPOSED AND ARRANGED IN A FUSION OF ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL THEMES WILL BE PERFORMED LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE CASINO DU LIBAN THEATRE, ALONG WITH 50 MUSICIANS FROM THE NATIONAL LEBANESE ORCHESTRA, MICHEL SHALL ENTERTAIN AUDIENCES WITH HIS NEW MELODIES AND REARRANGEMENTS ON HIS NEW OLDIES.

At the end of the concert, Michel shall sign his new album in the presence of all attendees, press & media coverage.

For The first time in Lebanon, an Internationally renowned musician will be part of the Orchestra, Mr. Pedro Eustache, renowned flute & Duduk Player.

Pedro Eustache, one of the finest Flute & Duduk player. “Pedro embodies a new direction in creative Woodwinds doubling…”

He is the main world-winds instrumentalist in John Debney’s soundtrack for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” movie [nominated for best film-music for the 2005 Oscars].

He was a featured soloist in the ’05 Grammy-award winner “Concert For George”, playing for the first time ever the Armenian duduk in a traditional Indian classical music.

For more than 10 years he has been the featured winds soloist with new-age super-star Yanni, and has performed, recorded, &toured with many others, like Latin-rock super star Shakira, virtuoso composer/flautist James Newton Jr., among many others.

Pedro is the main world winds soloist featured in many movie soundtracks, including Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Munich’ w/film music composer legend, John Williams; Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” James Newton Howard (also in ‘The Interpreter’, ‘The Village’, ‘Hidalgo” and many others) Most recently he is the featured world winds soloist in” Pirates of the Caribbean 3” with Hans Zimmer, as well as a duet with the ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, in his latest, fall ‘05, “Chaos & Creation in the Backyard” & “Growing Up, Falling Down” single CD’s.

With a collection of around 500 instruments from all over the world many of which uniquely custom designed & built by himself, he holds a unique position in the international performing & recordings studio scenes, being first in demand for many solo artists, & producers, film & TV sound-track composers.

Beirut, February 2012

My concept is pretty simple. Songs you know, hits you love, and original music by “ Michel Fadel”, like you’ve never heard before.

My signature arrangements, a perfectly unique blend between western and oriental music, oriental instruments and percussive arrangements, all shine behind my piano, the Live orchestra and the “Lebanisation” that will caress your emotions and make you move from the first note till the last stroke. Music and songs will vary from Mozart and Brahms, to Oum Koulthoum and Abdel Wahab.

For the first time in Lebanon, I will proudly present a show that will be one of the most attractive musical shows on every level: sound, lighting, stage, graphic content and artistic performances. The concert will be sponsored and fully covered by MTV, NRJ & Nostalgie. Promotional spots will be airing at all times of day on all these three major media channels. It will also be filmed by the famous variety & entertainment TV director Mr. Bassem Christo. A few weeks after the show, a DVD will also be released (aiming to release it all over the Arab world, as well as in Europe)

All my best,

Michel

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