Georges Lammam 


Georges is of Palestinian descent, born in Beirut, Lebanon and living for 14 years in the United Arab Emirates, he is well-known in the Middle East and the United States as a solo violinist exemplifying the Arab style of instrumental improvisation and lyricism. The Georges Lammam Ensemble has performed at the San Francisco World Music Festival, The Legion of Honor Museum, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, The Fine Arts Cinema in Berkeley, and many more local and national venues. Well-versed in the beautiful repertory of classical and popular Arabic music, Mr. Lammam is instructor of violin and Arabic singing at the annual Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp in Mendocino, California and has taught Arabic music ensemble and vocal classes at the University of California at Berkeley, Humboldt State University, Santa Fe College, Middlebury College, Vermont and most recently at the music retreat at Holyoke College in Connecticut under the direction of Simon Shaheen and A. J. Racy. In 2009, Mr. Lammam toured the United States with the Aswat Orchestra under the direction of Simon Shaheen, in a series of concerts representing the Golden Age of Arab Music, presented in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Lammam collaborates with other world musicians: Southeast Asian, Shabazz, Persian inspired, Niyaz with Azam Ali and Bay Area based Ancient Future.