The world-renowned composer and pianist, Malek Jandali, recognized as a leading figure in today’s piano world performed for the first time in the UAE “The Malek Jandali Trio Concert” with Laura Metcalf on cello and Abdulrahim Alsaid on oud.

Malek’s compositions integrate Middle Eastern modes into Western classical forms of harmony. His outstanding recordings and extensive concert tours receive abundantly glowing praise. Hailed by BBC WorldNews as “an acclaimed pianist”, his music has been described as “moving and thought provoking” by Bob Stevenson of NPR and “inspiring” by the Huffington Post.

His musical career as a concert pianist began in 1988 after winning the first prize at the National Young Artists’ competition followed by the 1997 “Outstanding Musical Performer Award” in the United States. Jandali’s hit album “Echoes from Ugarit” was recorded in Moscow with The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and released in 2008. It includes original compositions based on the oldest music notation in the world discovered on a clay tablet in the ancient Mediterranean city of Ugarit.

“The Malek Jandali Trio Concert”, 16/17 May, Madinat Theatre, Dubai.