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Profile &  Artistic Activities of the musician  ELIAS RAHBANI

Civil Status | | Background | | Contribution | | Profession | | Composition | | Activities | Advertising & Publicity  Films Productions | | Address


Civil StatusElias Rahbani

  • Born in 1938, in Antelias, Lebanon
  • Married to Nina Khalil
  • 2 Sons (Ghassan & Jad )

Background

  • Cultural : Secondary School (Apotres- Jounieh, Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes-Beirut)
  • Musical : Lebanese Academy (1954- 55) National Conservatory (1955-56) A ten-year private course under the guidance of French instructors, Michel  Bourgeot (piano) & Bertrand Robillard (Harmony & composition)

Contribution

  • Musical Advisor for Recordings (Radio Lebanon) 1962-1972
  • Chief of the occidental Music Section (Radio Lebanon)
  • Musical producer & Adviser to Philips, Parlophone, Polydor Decca, Capitole and S.L.D Record Companies, Rahbania, Cobra

ProfessionElias Rahbani

  • Lyrical Author, Composer, Orchestra arranger & conductor
  • Free producer of music
  • One of the three Rahbani Brothers, who compose the lyrics and the music of the well known Lebanese singer FAIRUZ.
  • Promoter of the Lebanese vague of Occidental song (since 1961) specially French.
  • Holder of the 2nd prize at the international song Festival of Athens - 1969 (Song : " la guerre est finie.")
  • Holder of the 3rd prize of Classical Music in the " jeunesse Musicale " Competition, Beirut 1964 for "Fantaisie Libanaise " (international Jury)
  • Holder of Cinema Diploma of the XIXth International Festival of publicity Film - Venice 1972
  • Holder of 1st prize 1979 Germany - rostock (Mory Mory) and special prize 1980 (O!Babe)
  • Lebanon's musical and songs delegate at the International Song Festival
  • Greece : 1969-1970-1972
  • Bulgaria : 1971
  • Brazil : (Rio Festival ) 1970
  • 2nd prize - London Festival Awards 1995 pub.

Composition

  • Music and Song : about 800 (500 oriental & 300 occidental)
  • Film music : 25 films.
  • Ballet music : (the Devil's Hill ) plus 10 classical pieces for piano
  • Records : 30 (long play), 300 ( 45 r.p.m), recorded by Philips, parlophone, decca, capitole, S.L.D polydor, Rahbania ...
  • Music CD 1996.

A c t i v i t i e s

Theater : ( la penetre de la lune )

  • Production, script and music of the Operetta Ayam Saif ( Summer days ) Beit Eddin Festivals, 1972
  • Wadi Shamsine 1983 .
  • Participation ( production and composition ) at the Operettas of FAIRUZ: International Festivals of baalbeck ( 1971-1975) .
  • Safra Al Ahlam 1993.

Television

  • Participation by producing 26 T.V. Series and 4 T.V shows ( Lebanese T.V.) - producers Rahbani Brothers.

Radio

  • Production of 13 episodes for the B.B.C. (Arabic section ) 1960
  • Production of 20 episodes for Radio Lebanon.

Tours with the Rahbani Lebanese Popular Troup (a cast of 80)

  • Brazil : the Municipal Theaters of Rio and Sao Paolo (1961)
  • Argentina : the Municipal Theater of Buenos -Aires (1961).
  • England : Albert Hall (London ), Manchester (1962).
  • U.S.A : (11 states) - 1972
  • Canada (Montreal ) - 1972
  • Algeria (1966), Tunisia (1966), Jordan (1967& 1975), Iraq (1975) Kuwait (1968) , Morocco (1970) ....

Address

Address: 176 st Vincent road
Naccache Antelias
Beirut Lebanon
Tel: 961.4.412311- 961.4.522170

Publicity Films Production

Approximately 3000 commercials (for Cinema ,TV and Radio) for the following countries: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Kuwait, Gulf Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Greece, France, Germany, England.

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