Farid Rahme

Farid Rahme was born in Bcharreh in 1980, in north Lebanon. He studied recorder at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music where he got his first diploma in 2008 with high distinction and his BA diploma in 2012 with excellence.
Farid shows special interest in modern and contemporary music and he is collaborating with Lebanese composers such as Fr. Fadi Taouk, Wajdi Abou Diab, and Elia Koussa to extend the Lebanese recorder contemporary repertoire.
From 2013 till today, he is still perfecting his skills with international recorder players such as Michala Petri and mainly with the Swedish player Dan Laurin.
Farid has appeared as a soloist in many concerts and festivals in Lebanon and he teaches recorder at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music, at the Gibran Khalil Gibran school of music (Bcharreh), and the NDU school of music, and besides his musical studies he holds a BA in Arabic literature from the Lebanese University.

Farid’s recorder collection includes different sizes and styles: renaissance, early baroque, baroque and modern; sopranino recorder to the Paetzold contrabass recorder, including Helders and Eagles modern recorders (soprano, alto, and tenor), he plays all of them and can switch easily from one to other, and he plays recorder extended technique (multiphonics, glissando, flutter tongue, singing in the recorder, different type of articulation, different type of vibrato…)

Georg Friedrich Händel. Recorder Sonata in a minor, HWV 362
Josef Bodin de Boismortier Trio Sonata in E minor op.37 n.2
Day 37 Hotteterre with Farid Rahme!

You can contact Farid directly by sending an email to farid.r@conservatory.gov.lb