biography

MAias Alyamani
Violinist - Composer - Producer

MAias is considered one of the foremost Arab artists of today.

He has performed as soloist and shared his music all over the world with such leading soloists as
Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kreme، Yo-Yo Ma; Projects with orchestras such as Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna , Deutsche Kammer philharmonie; leading Jazz/World music artists like Joe Zawinul, Dave Pierce, Joss Stone, Asala; Notable appearances at Berlin Philharmonie in Berlin, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzert Haus in Vienna and Berlin, Boulez Saal in Berlin.

 

MAias received high-profile commissions to compose music for Inauguration of Damascus Opera House in Damascus, Arab Olympic Games Opening in Doha, onboard music for Qatarairways with Dana Alfardan, among many others. MAias successfully built a large following whilst popularizing classical music in the Arab world through own compositions. MAias is a prolific recording artist and has released a number of albums commercially.

Since 2017 MAias was appointed by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to be artistic director  for Amiri Diwan music series, to perform for his highness shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his international dignitary guests. 

Overseen by Winton Marsalis, MAias has curated "Arabic Nights at Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha” in 2014 &15, collaborating with Dominick Farinacci and other JALC artists to represent Arabic music fusions to new audiences .

In 2006 Maias established a flexible music group "MAqam Ensemble" in Vienna, specializing in classical Arabic music. Since its inception the ensemble had enjoyed tremendous success in Europe and the Middle East having performed over 200 concerts in 31 countries, amalgamating classical Arab music traditions with the Western performance practice, with the underlying idea of bringing Arab music to broader audiences.


MAias graduated from higher institute of music in Damascus in 2004 and earned his Master's Degree at the Vienna University of Music and Performance Arts in solo violin performance in 2010. In addition to performing his original music, MAias performs modern oriental music compositions, and he is considered one of the top experts in this field. MAias is a regular invitee as a lecturer in Arabic music at music universities in Austria, Germany, France and Italy.

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