Speaking Science Conference
University of Minnesota
Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra
Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Rhythm in the Night
US Tour (Contact for Details)
February 28th - March 18th, 2018
Fadlullah Ba'th is a native of Washington, D.C. By the age of two, after watching tapes of Suzuki lessons of young classical violinists, he started playing the violin himself. Before the age of three he was studying under the tutelage of Katherine Budner, but soon began traveling abroad with his family where he continued his violin studies with violin teachers that were available in any country where they lived. He reconnected with Ms. Budner at the age of six upon his return to the United States. 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, developed a love for both science and music, 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) 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. He has performed in various chamber ensembles of small chamber groups, quartets, and trios, playing works ranging from the Baroque period with the Baroque Aria Chamber Ensemble to playing such works as Dvorak's "Dumky" and including interesting combinations of instruments such as the mix of violin, saxophone, and piano in Evan Chamber's "Come Down Heavy!" and a just as intriguing mix of violin, clarinet, saxophone, and piano in a Webern quartet.
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 added jazz to his music repertoire soon after. Along with frequent classical performances as a soloist and in ensembles, he began working and performing with well known jazz artists including internationally acclaimed trumpeter, the late Wallace Roney, Harpist, Brandee Younger, and the creator of "Conduction", the late Butch Morris.
Fadlullah spent the next few years after graduation solely touring, performing, and recording with groups such as the Wallace Roney Orchestra, Rhythm in the Night, and Thee Phantom. This time also provided him the valuable opportunity for directed self-learning, which led to him rekindling his love of science. In 2016, Fadlullah graduated from Towson University's Clinical Psychology program after completing an internship in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department at Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s thesis studying the effects of private violin lessons on child disruptive behavior. Fadlullah is now nearing the completion of medical school with the plan of pursuing a career as a surgeon.