Palestinian pianist Faraj Suleiman’s original compositions and improvisations, Arabic scales and Middle-Eastern rhythms are assimilated into elements gleaned from a wide range of influences from jazz to tango to Bach and Stravinsky. He grew up in the village of Ramy in Upper Galilee, showing a love of the piano at an early age.
Despite a shortage of role models, he has risen to become one of the Arab world’s leading composers, placing the ‘eastern’ piano in the centre of pieces for solo piano, quartets, quintets, piano and four female voices and for orchestra. He has released five albums of instrumental works and his most recent release sees him debuting his singing voice on a collection of ten jazz-inflected Arabic songs.
Faraj Suleiman now lives in France, touring regularly in Europe and the Middle East.
Faraj Suleiman - piano