GEORGES LAMMAM, the second of three brothers who are professional musicians, has appeared on stage since the age of 15. Of Palestinian descent, born in Beirut, Lebanon and living for 14 years in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Lammam is well-known in the Middle East and the United States as a solo violinist exemplifying the Arab style of instrumental improvisation and lyricism. Currently living in San Francisco, California, he co-founded Amorfia Productions to proliferate Arabic arts in the West.
He is artistic director of The Georges Lammam Ensemble that tours nationally and has performed at the San Francisco World Music Festival, The Legion of Honor Museum during the Eternal Egypt Exhibit, for special exhibits at The De Young Museum in San Francisco and The Fine Arts Cinema in Berkeley, presenting live, an original score for the 1926 silent animated classic film from Germany, The Adventures of Prince Ahmed.
During the 1st International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance at Orange Coast College in Southern California, he headlined with international dance stars, Mona el Said from Egypt and Amani, from Lebanon. Mr. Lammam was featured soloist and instructor for the Yousry Sharif Weeklong Seminar, New York City and he joined Farouk Tekbilek for a cultural presentation at III Encontro Internacional de Musicas e Dancas Etnicas.
For seven seasons, Mr. Lammam was music director for the Jawaahir Dance Theatre, under the direction of Cassandra Shore in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As solo artist, he performed his original score for “Blood Relative”, a timely play directed by Aaron Davidman with the Traveling Jewish Theater in San Francisco, California.
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 and Middlebury College in Vermont
His latest recording of original music fusing Eastern and Western musical sensibilities was released in August, 2006.