Windows to the East
compositions of Christian Wirth, Orwa Saleh, Maias Alyamani, David Halasz, Marco Palewicz, Stephan Punderlitschek, Mohamed Abdelwahab, Farid Al-Atrash. in this Album, MAias participates as a composer and soloist in 2 tracks " One Way Ticket to Damascus " and " Warda "
Soledad (violin), Christoph Schmitz (cello) and Joris Laenen (piano) met each other in Doha, Qatar when they joined the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. . A shared passion for the Tango inspired them to awaken the Argentinean soul in Qatar. MAias joins at this album as a composer for " Tango 0+ "
Violin In Syria - Book
This book is about the fascinating world of Violin in Syria and Middle-east. It is an attempt to explore the unique combination of Western Violin instrument and arabic music. When I began to write this book, I started to search for informations about violin performing and performers in Syria and other arabic countries. It was surprising for me that I could hardly find any written and comprehensive source on this subject. That's why the following work is the result of personal interviews and my own knowledge of arabic music. As I had the honour to personally know the mentioned prominent personalities in this book, most of biographical information is based on original sources.