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Solo Performance

As a child, my family would go to concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City to hear some of the world's greatest artists.  This exposure at such an early age to such high quality music and performances led me to pursue my dream as a concert artist. 
 

I am a  performer at heart, the viola is merely the tool by which I communicate. 

After having won a number of prizes and competitions, I knew I had to further my career on a global level.  Since then, I've been recording and filming as much of my work as possible. Engaging young videographers and sound engineers, attempting to capture every evolution in my playing.

 

Sharing this with you is my biggest joy. Seeing the impact my playing has on people is greatest reward. 

-Marc Sabbah

Recent Prizes

  • Recent 1st Grand Prize winner of the 1st Manhattan International Music Competition with a recital in Carnegie Hall (2016)

  • Recent 1st Prize winner of the 1st Rising Stars Grand Prix Music Competition in Berlin with a solo performance in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall (2016)
     

  • 1st Prize at the Amsterdam National Viola Competition(2013)
     

  • 2nd Prize at the Amsterdam National Viola Competition (2009)

Solo Viola

 

 

  • Bach, J.S. - Sonata No. 1 BWV 1001

  • Bach, J.S. - Partita No. 1 BWV 1002

  • Bach, J.S. - Sonata No. 2 BWV 1003

  • Bach, J.S. - Partita No. 2 BWV 1004

  • Bach, J.S. - Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005

  • Bach, J.S. - Partita No. 3 BWV 1006

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 2 BWV 1008

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 3 BWV 1009

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 4 BWV 1010

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 5 BWV 1011

  • Bach, J.S. - Solo Cello Suite No. 6 BWV 1012

  • Britten, Benjamin - Cello Suites Op. 72, 80, 87 arr. Viola

  • Khachaturian, Aram - Soante-Lied

  • Stravinsky, Igor - Elegy

  • Teleman, Georg Philipp - 12 Fantasias

  • Toebosch, Louis - Toccata, Aria, Finale

  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Elegie pour Solo  Viola

 

  Sonatas / works for viola & piano

  • Bax, Sir Arnold - Sonata for Viola and Piano

  • Boccherini ,Luigi - Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major arr. Viola

  • Bonporti, Francesco Antonio - Invenzione no. 3 & 6 for Viola,

  • Harpsichord, Basso Continuo

  • Brahms, Johannes - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 120 no.1

  • Brahms, Johannes - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 120 no.2

  • Clarke, Rebecca - Sonata for Viola and Piano

  • Falla, Manuel de - 'Siete Canciones Populares Españolas' arr. vla

  • Franck, Cesar - Sonata for Violin and Piano arr. Viola

  • Hindemith, Paul - Solo Sonata Op. 11/5

  • Hindemith, Paul - Solo Sonata Op. 25 No. 1

  • Hindemith, Paul - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4

  • Martinů, Bohuslav - Sonata for Viola and Piano No. 1

  • Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy - Sonata for Viola & Piano in C minor

  • Milhaud, Darius - 'Quatre Vissages' for viola and piano

  • Schubert, Franz - Arpeggione Sonata D. 821

  • Schumann, Robert - Märchenbilder, Op. 113

  • Shostakovitch, Dmitri - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

  • Zyman, Samuel - Sonata for Cello and Piano arr. Viola Premier

 

 

 Duos & Trios

  • Bax, Sir Arnold - Elegiac Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - String Trio Op. 9 No. 1

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - Duo 'eyglasses obligato' for viola and cello

  • Brahms, Johannes - Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano Op. 91

  • Brahms, Johannes - Clarinet Trio in A minor Op. 114

  • Bridge, Frank - Lament for Two Violas

  • Bruch, Max - 8 pieces for Viola, Clarinet and Piano

  • Debussy, Claude - Trio in G major for Flute, Viola and Harp

  • Dohnányi, Ernő - Serenade for String Trio

  • Dunstan, Anthony     - Corrugations for Viola, Piano and Percussion

  • Dvořák, Antonín - Terzetto Op. 74

  • Handel-Halvorsen, - Passacaglia for Violin and Viola

  • Hatzis, Christos - Nadir, for Flute/Recorder, Digital Audio Playback and Viola

  • Lutosławski, Witold - Bukoliki for Viola and Cello

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Duo No. 1 K.V. 423 for Violin and Viola

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Duo No. 2 K.V. 424 for Violin and Viola

  • Pleyel, Ignace Joseph - Grand Duet No. 2 for Violin and Viola op.69

  • Schubert, Franz - String Trio in B flat major, D. 471

  • Spohr, Louis - Duo for violin and viola

  • Tienstra, Rens - Come, Ye Heavy States of Night, for Viola and drone 'da lontano'​                                             

 

 

Sextets +
 

  • Brahms, Johannes - String Sextet No. 1

  • Brahms, Johannes - String Sextet No. 2

  • Dallapiccola, Luigi - Cinque Canti, for Baritone and Eight Instruments

  • Enescu, George - String Octet Op. 7

  • Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy - String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

  • Piazzolla, Astor - '4 seasons'

  • Ravel, Maurice - Introduction et allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet

  • Schönberg, Arnold - Verklärte Nacht for String Sextett

  • Vis, Lucas - Essay I for Eight Instruments

  • Vivaldi, Antonio - Concerto for two Violins, Violoncello & Strings in G minor, RV 578

  • Vivaldi, Antonio - Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)

 

 

Concerti

 

  • J.C. Bach - Concerto for viola and orchestra

  • Bartok, Bela - Concerto for viola and orchestra

  • Hindemith, Paul - Der Schwanendreher

  • Hoffmeister, Franz Anton - Concerto for viola and orchestra

  • Schnittke, Alfred - Concerto for viola

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Simphonia Concertante

  • Walton, Sir William - Concerto for viola and orchestra

  • Leo Smit - Concerto for viola and string orchestra

                                

Concert Pieces

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - Two Romances Opus 40 and Opus 50

  • Bloch, Ernest - 'Suite Hebraique' for viola and piano 

  • Bruch, Max - Kol Nidrei

  • Bruch, Max - Romaze for Viola and Orchestra in F major Opus 85

  • Debussy, Claude - La fille au cheveux de lin

  • Elgar, Edward - Salut d'Amor arr. Viola

  • Enescu, Georges - Konzertstück

  • Fauré, Gabriel - Elegy Op. 24 arr. Viola

  • Hindemith, Paul - Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra

  • Jongen, Joseph - Allegro Appasionato for Viola and Piano

  • Ravel, Maurice - Piece en Forme De Habanera arr. Viola

  • Schumann, Robert - Adagio and Allegro

  • Sitt, Hans - Concert Piece for Viola and Piano in G minor Opus 46

  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Elegie for Viola and Piano Op. 30

Quartets & Quintets

  • Bax, Sir Arnold - String Quartet No. 1

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - String Quartet Op. 18

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - String Quartet Op. 59 "Razumovsky"

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van - String Quartet Op.133 "Grosse Fuge"

  • Bliss, Arthur - Oboe Quintet

  • Brahms, Johannes - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 51

  • Brahms, Johannes - Piano Quartet No. 1 G minor Op. 25

  • Brahms, Johannes - Piano Quintet No. 3 in F minor Op. 34

  • Brahms, Johannes - Viola Quintet in G major Op. 111

  • Brahms, Johannes - Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115

  • Bray Charlotte - "Replay" for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello (2011)

  • Boccherini, Luigi - String Quartet No. 2

  • Busoni, Ferruccio - String Quartet No. 1 in C major

  • Corigliano, John - String Quartet No. 1

  • Dvořák, Antonín - String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, B. 179 "American"

  • Dvořák, Antonín - String Quintet Op. 77

  • Grieg, Edvard - String Quartet Op. 27 in G minor

  • Glass, Philip - String Quartet No. 2 & 5

  • Jongen, Joseph - Harp Quintet

  • Keuris, Tristan - Concertino for Bass Clarinet and String Quartet

  • Mendelssohn, Felix Bertholdy - String Quartet No. 2 Op. 13 in A minor

  • Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy - String Quartet No. 6 Op. 80 in F minor

  • Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus  - Divertimento (String Trio) in E flat, KV 563

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quartet No. 14 in G major

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, KV 421                

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K. 428

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quartet No. 19 in C major, "Dissonance" KV. 465

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quintet No. 3 in G minor

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor  K478

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat-Major K493

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Clarinet Quintet in A major KV581

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - String Quintet no. 3 in F minor

  • Piazzolla, Ástor - Four Seasons

  • Puccini, Giacomo - String Quartet 'Crisantemi'

  • Ravel, Maurice - String Quartet in F major

  • Schoenberg, Arnold - Verklärte Nacht Op. 4

  • Schubert, Franz - String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden"

  • Schubert, Franz - String Quintet "Trout"

  • Schubert, Franz - Cello Quintet

  • Schumann, Robert - String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1 in A minor

  • Schumann, Robert - String Quartet Op. 41 No. 3 in A major

  • Schumann, Robert - Piano Quartet Op. 47

  • Schumann, Robert - Piano Quintet Op. 44 in E-flat Major

  • Shostakovich, Dmitri - String Quartet No. 3

  • Shostakovich, Dmitri - String Quartet No. 8

  • Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich - Souvenir de Florence String Sextet in D minor, Op70 

  • ​Walton, William - Piano Quartet 

  • Wolf, Hugo - Italian Serenade for String Quartet

   

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