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Concert by Maestri Mario Mariani and Rudy Rahme | SOL – Lebanese Pipe Organ Week 2024 – 9th edition


The Italian Cultural Institute in Lebanon offers a concert in the framework of the 9th edition of the SOL Pipe Organ Festival, organized by NDU’s School of Music and by the International Pipe Organ Festival in Terra Santa.

Tuesday, 16 April, 8 pm

BEIRUT | American University of Beirut (AUB) Assembly Hall

Cross-art concert with Mario Mariani (Italy), piano and pipe organ

Rudy Rahme (Lebanon), live painting and poetry

Admission FREE

BIOGRAPHY: Mario Mariani

Strongly recognizable by the eclectic and exciting approach to the piano, Mario Mariani conceives the instrument as an orchestra with an unusual alchemy sound where the composer and the performer merge in the present time. Pianist, organist, and composer, he collaborates with important institutions and clients including the Venice Biennale (with the two music for Venice Film Festival), Theaters (Piccolo of Milan, FVG, Stabile Marche), Italian Embassies and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world and many other parties, with concerts across four continents. He wrote numerous soundtracks for cinema, theater and television receiving the “Oscar Marchigiano 2014” award for best musician. In 2011 he built a small wooden theatre in a forest, to create the Teatro libero del Monte Nerone, an environmental sustainability festival with over one month of events featuring international artists. Furthermore, he alternates between conferences, workshops, and special projects such as Francesco Povero, dedicated to Saint Francis (directed by Pietro Conversano with the Community of San Patrignano in 2015) and Fragments of Life Songs and Freedom (with the Opera Prison in 2017) both performed at the Theater Piccolo of Milan.


Rudy Rahme is a Lebanese painter, sculptor, and poet. Born in Becharre, north Lebanon in 1967, he is the secretary of Gibran K. Gibran’s committee for culture, a founder and the President of Azamilal Alwaan Association, a member of the Lebanese sculptors & painters syndicate, a Member of the Cedars Forest committee and member of Daraj al Fan association ADG. Rudy was a student at the “Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts – ALBA”; he pursued his specialization in fresco and sculpture at the “Academia Spinelli-Florence” with the assistance of the Baraldi family and conducted lost wax casting sessions at the “Fonderie Coubertin” Paris. He invented a new technique for fixing the “Pencil on Canvas” paintings which was patented in his name in Florence – Italy and announced at the Gadarte Gallery – Florence. Rudy has so far conducted a list of personal and collective exhibitions in which he always performs live sculpturing, live painting, conferences, and poetry evenings.


Cross-art concert with prepared piano, pipe organ, live painting and poetry.

The concerts will be broadcast in live streaming on Facebook  (UTC/GMT +2)

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