Nabil Shehata, Double Bass
Nabil Shehata was born to German-Egyptian parents in Kuwait in 1980. At the age of four, however, his family moved back to Germany. Three years after his mother started giving him piano lessons at the age of six, he received his first double bass lessons from Thomas Zscherpe. During the course of his studies with Michinori Bunya in Würzburg and with Esko Laine in Berlin, he won several international competitions, including the 2003 ARD International Music Competition in Munich. After his studies, the Berlin State Opera engaged him as principal double bass player prior to his taking up the same position in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2004 to 2008. As a soloist, Nabil Shehata regularly gives concerts with renowned orchestras around the world. In the spring of 2008, he made his debut playing works by Nino Rota in a double bass concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. In the 2009/2010 season he appeared as a soloist at the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna Music Society), and elsewhere. He is a welcome guest at prestigious festivals and particularly enjoys devoting himself to recitals and chamber music. Encouraging talented young musicians is close to Nabil Shehata’s heart. He has a deep commitment to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, of which he is a long-standing member. He regularly gives master classes in Europe, Israel and Asia and has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich since October 2007. Over the course of the last ten years, Nabil Shehata has turned increasingly to conducting and has been, in addition to his international commitments, principal conductor of the Kammeroper München since 2011.
Photo: Stephan Zwickirsch
The Artist's Homepage: http://nabilshehata.com/
Works for Double Bass and Piano
by Brahms, Bruch, Glière and Koussevitzky
Nabil Shehata, Double Bass - Karim Shehata, Piano