Ribal Molaeb  (*1992)

An artist of immense diversity, Ribal Molaeb enjoys a wide range of musical and artistic interests. 

Molaeb performed several viola recitals in different venues around Europe. But most significantly he performed twice at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna. 

His CD Album „My Years in Vienna“ 2010-2018 features Brahms and Hindemith viola sonatas as well as his own compositions. 

In Switzerland, Molaeb is the artistic director of ''SUMITO'' cultural association concert series. 

He was as well assigned artistic director at ''Salon Musical de l'association Wagner''.

He is a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2010.

His oil paintings has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Zürich, Vienna and Beirut. 

Born in Baissour, Lebanon, Ribal moved to Salzburg, Austria at the age 17 to study at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He later moved to Vienna to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts, where he got his Masters degree in arts with distinction.

He is the president of the "Molaeb Art Museum" and the founder of ''Molaeb Festival For Chamber Music And Fine Arts'' since 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH (Long)

Ribal Molaeb  (*1992)

Born in Baissour Mount-Lebanon, Molaeb initially studied the Violin at the age of 6 at the Lebanese High National Conservatory before switching to the Viola. He was a prize winner at the Margot Babikian Competition.

Already at the age 16, he got invited to participate in the "Young Artists Festival, Bayreuth, Germany".

One year later in 2010 he started studying at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in the Class of Prof. Thomas Riebl before moving to Vienna to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Thomas Selditz where he got his Masters of arts degree in 2018.

 

As a recitalist, Molaeb performed several recitals in different venues in Lebanon and Europe. But most significantly he performed twice at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna.

 

As a chamber musician, he had workshops guided by Maestro Daniel Barenboim in Berlin where he also received lessons by musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic. He attended the Hohenstaufen chamber music academy in Germany for  7 editions  from the year 2012 till 2018. 
 

As an orchestra musician, Molaeb is a member of Daniel Barenboim's prestigious West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2010.

He also acted as a principle Violist with Seymon Bychkov and the Webern Symphony Orchestra in Musikverein Vienna.

Molaeb composed and performed theatre music for director Mounir Abou Debs, ''founder of the modern theater school in Lebanon in 1960'', and the film music of ''A Life Worth Living''  and ''Jamil Molaeb, Artist Portrait''

As a Painter, Ribal trained in his fathers atelier Jamil Molaeb since he was a child, his paintings are exhibited and purchased so far in Vienna, Zürich, Amsterdam and Beirut. 


In summer 2015, he founded the ''Molaeb Festival For Chamber Music And Fine Arts'' which takes place at the Jamil Molaeb Museum, Mount-Lebanon.

Molaeb was assigned artistic director at ''Salon Musical de l'association Wagner'' 

He is a co-founder of the ''Sonc Festival'' in Slovenia and is currently  an artistic director at the ''SUMITO association'' in Switzerland.

     

 

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DEUTSCH: 

 

Ribal Molaeb (1992)

 

„Besonders der Klang der Bratsche des 23-jährigen Ribal Molaeb mutete wie aus einer anderen Welt an. Vielleicht hatte die Zeder des Libanon ihre Hand im Spiel des im West Eastern Divan Orchester von Daniel Barenboim spielenden Libanesen, der noch eine große Karriere vor sich haben dürfte“. (SüdwestPresse2015)

Der in Libanon geborene Molaebbegann sein Studium am Mozarteum Salzburg und setzte es an der "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien" fort, wo er 2018 mit Auszeichnung abschloss. Auf seiner CD „My Years in Vienna“ 2010-2018 sind neben eigenen Kompositionen auch die Bratschen Sonaten von Brahms und Hindemith zu hören. Er ist in Deutschland regelmässiger Gast des "Kammermusikfestivals Hohenstaufen" und ist Mitglied im „West Eastern Divan Orchester“ Barenboims. 2016 wirkte er als Solobratschist im „Webern Symphonie-Orchester“ unter der Leitung von Semyon Bychkov im Wiener Musikvereinmit. In der Saison 2018/19 spielte Ribal Molaeb zusammen mit der Pianistin Nanako Pohl sein Rezitalim Wiener Musikverein. Im Sommer 2015 gründete er das „Molaeb Festival For Chamber Music And Fine Arts“, das jährlich im Jamil Molaeb Museum,Libanon stattfindet.

Molaeb ist auch künstlerischer Direktor des Kulturvereins-Sumito in Zürich.

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ITALIAN

Artista dalla grande eccezione, Ribal Molaeb ha una vasta gamma di interessi musicali e artistici.

Molaeb ha eseguito diversi recital di viola in diverse sedi in tutta Europa. Si è inoltre esibito due volte al prestigioso Musikverein di Vienna.

Il suo CD Album " My Years in Vienna " (2010-2018) presenta sonate per viola di Brahms e Hindemith, oltre a composizioni proprie.

In Svizzera è direttore artistico della serie di concerti dell'associazione culturale "SUMITO".

Dal 2010 è membro della West-Eastern Divan Orchestra di Daniel Barenboim.

I suoi dipinti ad olio sono stati esposti ad Amsterdam, Zurigo, Vienna e a Beirut.

Nato a Baissour, Libano, Ribal si è trasferito a Salisburgo, Austria, all'età di 17 anni per studiare all'Università Mozarteum di Salisburgo. Successivamente si è trasferito a Vienna per studiare all'Università per la Musica e le Arti dello Spettacolo, dove ha conseguito un Master in arti con Lode.

È presidente del "Molaeb Art Museum" e fondatore del "Molaeb Festival per la musica da camera e le belle arti".

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SLOVENIAN

Libanonski violist Ribal Molaeb se je rodil v kraju Baissour v Mount Libanonu. Pri šestnajstih letih je bil povabljen na Festival mladih glasbenikov v nemški Bayreuth, kjer je imel tudi svoj prvi koncert v Evropi. Leto kasneje je začel študirati v razredu prof. Thomasa Riebla na Mozarteumu v Salzburgu. Izobraževanje je nato nadaljeval v razredu prof. Thomasa Selditza na Univerzi za glasbo in upodabljajočo umetnost na Dunaju, kjer je marca 2018 z odliko magistriral. Od leta 2010 je član orkestra `West-Eastern Divan` maestra Daniela Barenboima. Kot solist je igral z Webernovim simfoničnim orkestrom pod taktirko dirigenta Semjona Bičkova. V letih 2017 in 2018 je izvedel dva recitala v prestižni koncertni hiši Musikverein na Dunaju. Poleti leta 2015 je ustanovil Molaeb Festival za komorno glasbo in likovno umetnost, leta 2018 pa je postal umetniški vodja fundacije Sumito v Zürichu.

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NORWEGIAN:

Libanesiske Ribal Molaeb begynte studiene ved Mozarteum Salzburg og fortsatte ved University of Music and Performing Arts i Wien, hvor han ble uteksaminert med høyeste karakter i 2018. Han er fast gjest på kammermusikkfestivalen Hohenstaufen i Tyskland og er medlem av Barenboims West Eastern Divan Orchestra. I 2016 jobbet han som solo-fiolinist i Webern Symphonie-Orchester. Sommeren 2015 grunnla han Molaeb-festivalen for kammermusikk og kunst, som hvert år finner sted i Jamil Molaeb-museet i Libanon. Han er også kunstnerisk leder av kulturforeningen Sumito i Zürich.