Firas Hassan

Damascus / Belgium — Percussion

Musiker-Feras Hassan

 

Firas was born in Wadi Al Oyoun – Syria 1979. At the age of 21, Firas moved to Lebanon to pursue his musical education and enrolled directly in the Lebanese Conservatory to graduate later in 2006. Right after that, he started to teach Arabic percussion at the higher music institute of music in Damascus. In 2012 Feras received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music to study master degree in Contemporary Studio Performance in the Valencia Campus where he was awarded with a postmaster’s scholarship for the Development of a curriculum for Arabic percussion instruments. In 2014 he finished the first volume of his method (and he finished the first volume of his method (FUNDAMANTAL MUSICAL LANGUGE ON DARBUKA). Feras has a broad experience running workshops and seminars about Arabic percussion all around the world. As a performer he has performed with many bands of different styles such as classical music, Classical Arabic music, Jazz, Fusion, Latin and Flamenco. Besides he has worked as a studio musician recorded taking part in many albums.