ABOUT MOHAMAD FITYAN
Mohamad Fityan (born 1 August 1984, Aleppo, Syria) is a Syrian musician and composer known for his mastery of the Nay and Kawala.
Fityan studied under Mohamad Kassas and Berj Kassis and received his diploma from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus in 2010.
He performed as a Soloist in many countries around the globe with different international orchestras and bands including Syrian National Orchestra, Syrian Jazz Big Band Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Bayerische Philharmonie, Fanfare du Loup Orchestra, Codarts & Royal Conservatory Big Band, Sarband Ensemble and others. During his career he has played concerts in Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates.
Fityan also participated in various soundtracks for series and movies on the Nay and the Kawala.
In 2014 he escaped the civil war in his homeland Syria and came to Berlin, where he found a safe place to live and continue his career as a musician. Since then he has worked with many German musicians, which among other things led to the formation of his own band “Fityan” in 2016. Their first EP “Oriental Space” was recorded in Germany.
Aside from being a composer and a musician, Fityan also has a wide experience as a musical teacher. He taught at various institutes across Syria including the Solhi al-Wadi Institute for Music, the Syrian-Dutch “Music in Me” supported by UNRWA and the UNICEF SOS Village. In Germany he teaches at the Oriental Music Summer Academy and even founded his own “Fityan Academy”, which is an online academy for Nay and Kawala, starting 2018.
Awards and honors:
Best Nay Player Award, Contest of Syrian Youth Musicians in Syria (2002).
Best Conductor Award, Contest of Syrian Youth Musicians in Syria (2003).
The first Nay player playing solo at the launch concert of the Syrian Jazz Big Band Orchestra in Damascus Castle (2005).
Special invitation from the H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum office, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, to perform at the opening ceremony of the Dubai World Cup Horse Race 2015.
"Mohamad fityan is one of the greatest musical talents in Syria."
- Cultuur & media (Belgium) -
The Syrian musician Mohamad Fityan is like his flutes and tones that penetrate the heart's passion with perfect skill
- Sana News (Syria) -
"Mohamad Fityan is one of the most famous Syrian Nay players."
- Forums of Art (Egypt)-
"Master of the Nay"
- Interkultur Stuttgart (Germany) -
"The Syrian flutist Mohamad Fityan virtuosic in the concert at the Najma Al Zahra Palace".
- Shurofat Newspaper (Tunisia) -