What’s new ?

After my piece “TAQASSIM“, a new publishing by the edition TRE FONTANE in GERMANY is out!

“WILD PAETZOLD” for Contrabass recorder and Tape, is my second composition for recorder, dedicated to my dear friend Farid Rahme, and premiered on 2 March 2020! Check it on the TRE FONTANE website!

What next?

  • Release of « سمعنا شي منعرفه » a solo piano album for the book “Arabic Folk Tunes” by Pianist Ramzi Hakim
  • Recording of the piece « A tune for Amer’s Horn » – Opus 10 – with the horn player Amr Slim, Makram Bou l Hosn on double bass and Seba Ali on piano
  • Recording of « The Awiss Dance » – Opus 13A – for Solo Bass Flute, with Flutist Dustin white

Latest blogs

Chicago Arabic Music Workshop

After receiving an invitation from the Chicago based pianist/ bassoonist/ composer Angela Salvaggionne to give a workshop about Arabic music, and meet her students, a workshop with the Lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab was hold via ZOOM on 30 January 2021.

DABKET El 2020

A new project I worked on during the last 2 weeks of 2020, I wrote a short melody Inspired by the Lebanese folk dance called Dabkeh, to celebrate the end of the 2020 year, and to dance with those who survived it! I recorded the same piece 12 times, and I shared one recording perContinue reading “DABKET El 2020”

تفاعيل: في ايقاع الشعر العربي

تفاعيل هي قطعة للبيانو مع تسجيل مرافق، ترتكز على بحور الشعر العربي العمودي الستة عشر، فتترجم تفعيلاتهم الى موسيقى وتبحث بعمق ايقاع الشعر العربي الموزون وتقسيم الابيات الشعرية، وتربط بين اللغة العربية الفصحى والموسيقى العربية الفصحى من خلال قولبة تفاعيل بحور الشعر في جمل موسيقية مقامية. كما تقدم آلة البيانو كآلة عربية معاصرة من خلال تطويعها لعزف تقنيات الاداء الموسيقي العربي، كما يطلب من العازف تعديل دوزان بعض الدرجات الموسيقيى بغية تنفيذ الجمل الموسيقية العربية بصورة اقرب للهجة الموسيقية العربية الفصحى

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Arabic Folk Tunes
for solo piano

This book is a collection of the most famous Arabic folk songs, chosen from all the Arabic region, including tunes from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Irak and more, arranged for solo piano by the Lebanese pianist and composer Wajdi Abou Diab.

Dances for an asymmetrical world

Four Pieces from my composition list – that happened to be opus 1, 2, 3 and 4 – chosen for this album, inspired by the Arabic traditional music, melodies, rhythms, dances and folklore, and developed in a contemporary unique way, to reflect the contradictions, traditions, and conflicts of our societies.

Longa and Samai’ – with Piano 

Chosen pieces from the wide Arabic classical repertoire, in addition to some works of contemporary Lebanese composers, arranged for solo instrument and piano, by the lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab, with transposed/ arranged parts

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