Ziad Rahbani & Georges Khabbaz

Ziad Rahbani & Georges Khabbaz

Ziad Rahbani is a Lebanese composer, pianist, playwright, and political commentator. His compositions are well know throughout the Arab world. In 1973, Ziad composed his first piece of music for Fairuz, his mother, at the age of 17, “Saalouni El Nass”.

“Saalouni El Nass” gained Ziad recognition in the music world. Ziad composed 9 Musical Roleplays between 1973 and 2015.

Georges Khabbaz was born into a family of artists. His father Georges Joubran Khabbaz has played in many plays for Ziad Rahbani and he attended several roles in television programs such as Les Miserables and Youth 73. His mother Odette Atiyyeh was also represented in many plays, especially in the local festivals.

Georges Khabbaz studied at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik and obtained a degree In Musical Comedy. He was four years old, when he stood for the first time on stage, in the school during the play “Life of St. Maron,” but professionally, he began in theatre since 1994.