Bass Belgian of Lebanese origin, born in Siegburg, Germany, Shadi Torbey graduated in Romance Languages and Literatures and Cultural Management (Free University of Brussels). First he gets the prize Opera and Concert in Ludovic de San at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, before perfecting under the direction of José van Dam at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.
Winner in 1999 of the price of the call at the International Singing Competition Verviers, he obtained in 2001 a Golden Voice (category melody) at 39th Golden Voice Tournament in France. In 2004, he was the third winner in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.
He had the opportunity to work with directors of international renown whose Stéphane Braunschweig, Robert Carsen, Antonio Latella, Gerard Crow, Robert Lepage, Pier-Luigi Pizzi, Karl-Ernst and Ursel Herrmann, and top chefs: William Christie, Bruno Bartoletti, Patrick Davin, Eduardo Lopez-Banzo, Paul McCreesh, Evelino Pidò, Philip Pickett, Roy Goodman, Laurence Equilbey, Marcello Viotti ...
In the field of concert, held the bass solo in the Passion according to St. John, Die Schöpfung, Stabat Mater (Haydn), Requiem (Mozart), The Messiah, Judas Macchabeus, Little Solemn Mass (Rossini), Das Paradies und die Peri, has given numerous recitals melody and Lied, including Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Fritz Schwinghammer and Eugene Asti and Registered disc French melodies Cypres.
Among the roles he held on stage in recent seasons include Nick Shadow (The Rake's Progress) in Brussels, Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Rouen, the Drum Major (The Kingpin) In Metz, the title role of Boris Goudenow Johann Mattheson in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Hamburg, Lord Rochefort (Anna Bolena) in Lyon and Paris, Lord Sidney (It Viaggio a Reims) in Montpellier, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, ism, or (Dardanus) in Liverpool and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro at Aix-la-Chapelle.