Gilbert Yammine

Libanon / Erlangen — Kanun

Gilbert Yammine

 

He began his studies in Qanun and music at the age of 10 at the National Higher Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2000, he graduated with excellence and became a member and a soloist of the National Lebanese Orchestra for arabic-oriental music.

  • 2003, he was named professor of Qanun at the Conservatory of Beirut.
  • 2005, he participated in the international “Al Boustan” festival held in Lebanon with his trio (Qanun – Oud – Riqq), as well as concerts around the Arab world and Europe. Being influenced by the Turkish technique of playing the Qanun which involves using ten fingers, he is credited as the first Qanun player in Lebanon to have evolved the instrument’s technique by introducing the Turkish method into the arabic-oriental style of playing.
  • 2007, after his moving to Germany, he has became a member of “L’Ensemble de la Paix” in Paris, with which he tours Europe accompanying the renowned Lebanese singer S. Marie Keyrouz. He also gives concerts in Germany with the Sarband Ensemble lead by Dr. Vladimir Ivanov.
  • 2007, he took part in a workshop for contemporary music composed by the Lebanese artist Zad Moultaka in Paris. There, he had the opportunity to merge two different worlds of music: traditional melodic and contemporary atonal. At present, he is pursuing his higher education in Erlangen (Bayern), Germany. Beirut oriental Ensemble with Charbel Rouhana.