(b. 1966, Irbid).
Jordanian composer of mostly orchestral and piano works that have been performed in the Middle East; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Sukkarieh studied composition with Aziz El-Shawan at the Conservatory of the Academy of Arts in Cairo, where he graduated with excellence in 1992 and where he later earned a diploma in 2005, his master's degree with honours in 2007 and his PhD with honours in 2011, on a scholarship from King Abdullah II.
His music has been performed in Egypt, Jordan and Qatar.
As a conductor, he founded the Jordan National Orchestra in Amman in 1997 and has served as its chief conductor since 1997. He has appeared as a guest conductor in Egypt and Jordan.
He taught composition and harmony at the Jordan Academy of Music in Amman from 1997–2003.
In addition to the works listed below, he has composed many songs and much music for films and theatre productions.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Salome (incidental music, play by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Hussein Nafeh), 2000
Shaheda (incidental music, play by Mahmoud Abu al-Abbas), 2002
Mishwar, orchestra of instruments from the Middle East, 2004
Sunrise in Wadi Rum, 2004
Concerto No. 1 in C minor, violin, orchestra, 2005
Samaae Arous al-Shamal, 2005
Sunset in Wadi Rum, 2005
Wadi al-Qamar, piano, orchestra, 2005
I love you Amman, 2006
Al-Fairouz – Rondo for Orchestra, 2007
Petra (symphonic poem), 2008
King & Queen (symphony), 2010
Oriental Dance, clarinet, double bass, piano, 2004
Five Fugues, 2004–05
Far Night, 2005
TV PRODUCTION (DIRECTOR):
Al-Hajeer, 2002 (Ahmed Doebess)