Ramy Maalouf

Ramy Maalouf is a Lebanese flute player and composer.

He holds a baccalaureate from the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, a BA in musicology from University Saint Esprit Kaslik (USEK) and a graduate diploma in flute from USEK (Lebanon) as well as a performance diploma from Trinity College in London.

He is a pioneer in crafting flute playing techniques, using unconventional fingering positions to capture microtones and harmonics to play Levantine modes, which are not present in the classical European repertoire. he has created his own fingering chart, along with unique ways of improvising and interpreting Levantine folk and classical Arabic music.

Ramy has also been entrepreneuring with the flute itself, creating a head joint which mimics, when assembled onto the flute, the tones of the nay and Kawala.