In addition to the composers profiled here, Arian Abbas 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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