Fadlullah Ba'th, Concertmaster

Fadlullah Ba’th is a native of Washington, D.C. and began playing violin at the age of three under the tutelage of Katherine Budner. At seven, Fadlullah was accepted into the American Youth Philharmonic, where he spent the next six years, culminating with his selection as Concertmaster. By age eleven, Fadlullah had skipped two grades and had moved into the studio of renowned violin teacher Ronda Cole, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. During his time with Ms. Cole, Fadlullah was accepted into and attended the Meadowmount School of Music summer program and the Maryland All State Orchestra. He also won various solo competitions and placed in several others while continuing to progress as a musician. Requests for him to perform led to performances in some of D.C.'s most prestigious events such as the United Planning Organization's annual Martin Luther King Breakfast before fifteen hundred patrons. Fadlullah studied with Ronda Cole until he graduated High School at the age of fifteen. He entered Chestnut Hill College (CHC) in Philadelphia on scholarship to study with Yu-Hui "Tamae" Lee, also a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

Fadlullah was recruited by CHC as the anchor of the school's rebuilding of the performance department's music program. In his first year, he made his solo debut with the Doctors Chamber Orchestra when he performed the Mendelssohn violin concerto in various locations around Philadelphia, including the Constitution Center. By his second year, after key public solo performances, he began regularly performing as a soloist in the Philadelphia community, as well as gaining experience as a professional in playing all types of music. He was frequently retained by churches, wedding planners, and other special event sponsors while also serving as the principal violinist for several musicals including "The Wizard of Oz" and "Les Miserables." After three valuable years with Mrs. Lee at CHC, Fadlullah received an unexpected invitation to audition for one of the top conservatories in the world, Manhattan School of Music (MSM). He was accepted into the studio of Isaac Malkin. While studying with Isaac Malkin, he was accepted into various music festivals around Europe and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues all over the globe, including New York, Switzerland and Germany. Fadlullah has played in such operas as Faure's "Penelope" and Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" as a part of the prestigious MSM Opera Orchestra. 

In July 2010, while a student at the MSM, one of Fadlullah's original compositions was selected and performed in a "sneak preview" of a new children's play, "The Lemonade Stand." On September 4, 2010, the play was performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.'s "Page to Stage Festival" as a best new play for children and families. Shortly thereafter, he was commissioned by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities to compose two more compositions that premiered in February 2011, in the play, "I Just Want to tell Somebody" at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC. Fadlullah graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in May 2011 and has since added jazz to his music repertoire. Along with frequent classical performances as a soloist and in ensembles, he is currently working and performing with well known jazz artists including internationally acclaimed trumpeter, Wallace Roney, Harpist, Brandee Younger, the creator of "Conduction", Butch Morris, done various recordings with other up and coming artists.


Fadlullah Ba'th, violin, performs Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Mvmt. III, Finale
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