Syria

In addition to the composers profiled here, Moutaz Arian and Issam Rafea, those interested in Syrian composers for Western instrumental ensembles may be interested to learn more about Solhi Al-Wadi, Malek Jandali, and Kinan Abou-Afach. Solhi Al-Wadi served as Dean of the Higher Institute of Music of Damascus where he nurtured a generation of young musicians. Al-Wadi also founded the Arab Institute of Music and the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra. Malek Jandali is a German-born Syrian-American concert pianist and founder of Pianos for Peace. Kinan Abou-Afach is a Syrian-American oudist, cellist, and composer.

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Composer Solhi al-Wadi