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Wanes Moubayed

Violin, Viola

Styles: Classical, Arabic, Armenian, Italian, Spanish

Languages: English, Arabic, Armenian

Wanes Moubayed is a Syrian-Canadian musician. He was born to Armenian parents in the ancient city of Aleppo in Syria. 

Wanes grew up in Aleppo surrounded by rich cultures and varied musical tradition. He studied music at the prestigious Arab Music Institute. For the next two decades he performed and taught music in Syria and later in Yerevan Armenia. 

In 2011, Wanes was appointed the Director of the State Music Institute of Aleppo, Through his orchestra directing, Wanes has travelled to international festivals and performed in Switzerland, The Netherlands, USA, Tunisia, Armenia and Egypt.

Currently Wanes is a professional educator. teaching violin and viola to students of different ages and abilities.  He also coaches chamber groups at The University Settlement Community Centre.