Fadi Deeb

Pianist Fadi Deeb is part of a promising new generation of Palestinian musicians whose enticing interpretations have captivated audiences worldwide. Deeb has distinguished himself in numerous competitions, capturing the 1st prize at the Marcel Khalife Competition and the Roma per Jerusalem Competition (2008), Palest”In&out (2015) and Ackerman Chamber Music Competition (2015). Deeb established himself in New York by winning the (2012) Stony Brook Concerto Competition. He delivered his American concerto debut with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Deeb is the recipient of many scholarships and prizes including the Qattan Foundation Scholarship, the Jerusalem Academy Presidential Prize, and a prestigious Fulbright Grant. He graduated from Stony Brook University where he studied with Professor Gilbert Kalish, receiving the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.

Deeb gave performances at the world’s most prestigious concert venues such as: Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Concertgebouw hall and Lincoln center. The highlights of 2017- 2018 season was the release of two CD recordings “Piano Music of Palestinian Composers” on the GB label and, “Amin Nasser – Complete Piano Compositions / Volume 1” which was
sponsored by Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

As a chamber musician Deeb collaborated with leading musicians such as Palestinian- Japanese soprano Mariam Tamari, Palestinian pianist Bishara Haroni, Taiwanese pianist Hsin Chiao Liao, and Hungarian cellist Agnes Kallay.

Throughout his career Deeb has always been committed to teaching as he was part of Stony Brook University Pre College staff, Bir Zeit University and, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music staff. Deeb is currently the head of the piano department at Beit Al Musica Conservatory in Shefa Amr.

Finally, Deeb and Palestinian violinist Shaden Nahra founded Klassilkey; a concert series that combines performance, art and lectures, in order to create a captivating informative musical experience for the audience, especially younger audience which is not familiar with classical music.