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International Artist Day: Celebrating 3 Lebanese Artists Habib Alberto / Lubnan Baalbaki / Samar Mougharbel

International Artist Day: Celebrating 3 Lebanese Artists : Habib Alberto / Lubnan Baalbaki / Samar Mougharbel

On this year’s International Artist Day, we find it’s important to bring to light some of our country’s brightest and most accomplished artists. So we chose three prominent artists to highlight, Habib Alberto, Lubnan Baalbaki and Samar Mougharbel. Read on to learn a bit about them!

Habib Alberto is a prodigy violinist, who began his love affair with the instrument at the young age of 4 years old. Originally from Aamchit, the young man was struck with an accident which left him paralyzed for over a year. That is when he learned to play with one hand, something that has become somewhat of a trademark for him. His music is mainly influenced by Hungarian gypsy sounds, to which he brings his own touch.

 
 
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Our second artist is another violinist, Lubnan Baalbaki. Born in Beirut to a family of artists, he studied violin at the National Conservatory of Music. He went on to get licensed in Orchestral Conducting in 2009 at the National Academy of Music „Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca, under the musical guidance of Maestro Petre Sbârcea, former student of Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. He has also obtained his Master of Arts degree at the National University of Music in Bucharest, in the class of Maestro Horia Andreescu. Impressive resume, wouldn’t you say?

Our final artist is renowned sculptor Samar Mougharbel. She is known for her work in clay, ceramics and metals, and her themes tackle emotional and subjective themes. Mougharbel is a technology evangelist and believes that artists should embrace new technology when creating art.

Picture by Al Bawaba

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