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Akram Abdulfattah

Renowned Palestinian-American Violinist, Composer, Music Fusion Pioneer.

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Date of Birth:



New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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Why Featured?

His innovative fusion of music, international recognition, and the creation of the youngest Palestinian musical quartet underline his significant impact on both Palestinian culture and the international music scene.

Brief bio

Akram is known for his unique blend of music that incorporates elements of Arabic classical music with modern influences, creating a rich tapestry of sound that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Major Milestones


  • Early Recognition: Born in the US and moved to Kawkab Abu El-Hija, Northern Galilee, where his musical talents were first recognized.

  • Formation of Musical Quartet: Formed the youngest Palestinian musical quartet, demonstrating his leadership and innovative spirit in music.

  • Award-Winning Talent: Won several prestigious awards, including first prizes at the Marcel Khalife Competition and the Palestinian National Music Competition for Ensembles...See More

  • International Collaborations: Collaborated with renowned musicians globally, enhancing cross-cultural musical exchanges.

  • Solo and Trio Projects: Launched successful solo projects and formed the Sirat Trio, further establishing his versatility and creativity in music production.

  • Fusion Music: Introduced a unique blend of Middle Eastern, jazz, and global music styles, contributing to the evolution of fusion music.

  • Cultural Ambassador: Through his music, Akram acts as a cultural ambassador for Palestinian music, bringing its richness to the global stage...See More

  • International Performances: Performed at prestigious festivals and venues worldwide, spreading the essence of Palestinian music internationally...See More

  • Educational Influence: Inspired young musicians by showcasing the potential of combining traditional and modern music styles.

  • Album Releases: His albums, such as "From Here," feature innovative compositions that explore the modernization of Arab-classical violin in a blend of various musical genres, enriching the global music landscape...See More

Date of Last Update: 
April 6, 2024

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