Samuel Sabbah, Norway
Samuel Sabbah is 11 years old and started playing the piano as a five-year-old. Samuel has received private lessons from his father Daniel Sabbah at the Sabbah piano academy in Norway.
Samuel has already had several major concerts and has been invited to play in several countries. He has played in several music festivals in Norway and abroad, award-winning concerts, several churches, 50 nursing homes, at Bakkenteigen concert hall, Hjertnes concert hall and in Oslo concert hall, he has been in advertisement with Hollywood star Harald Zwart that was shown one year on Norwegian TV2 and he has also played on VG TV two times.
He has also been offered to publish a CD with knsclassical, and invited to a TV program in Israel with the legendary pianist/teacher Arie Vardi.
He has also won 1st prize in the international piano competition in Izmir, Grand prize at the carmel Europe international piano competition in London, 1st prize in the Padarewski international piano competition, 1st prize in the Windsor international piano competition, 1st prize at the Slobozhanska fantasy international competition in Ukraine, 1st prize in the caspiart international piano competition, Grand prize and the prize for the most extraordinary talent at the future stars international competition, 1.prize at the rhapsody international piano competition in Turkey2.prize at the Tkaczewsky international piano competition(Poland) and third prize at the international piano competition at Kaunas in Lithuania.
He is the youngest pianist ever to win prizes in all three national competitions in Norway. Of the awards he has won, 1st prize in the national Steinway competition, 1st prize in the national youth music championship, 1st prize in the Midgard competition, and both three times the Vestfold prize and the Inspiration prize in the Midgard competition.
He has received brilliant criticism for his achievements by many well-known pianists in Norway and abroad and is considered one of the greatest talents in Norway in piano.
He has had several master classes with well-known and leading pianists such as Professor Håvard Gimse, Professor Geir Henning Braaten, Professor Helge Kjekshus and, professor Sveinung Bjelland and others.