"I spent 12 days in
Passengers perked up on their seats eying Hamadeh as he played attention-grabbing variations of
Hamadeh refashioned the well-known
"I have previously tried the Arabic remix once for 'Fur Elise' at home, but the other remixes I played were [thought up] on the spot," Hamadeh said.
Following the Beethovian beat, Hamadeh played
Two minutes in to his performance, the crowd was already clapping, while others pulled out their phones and videotaped the spontaneous performance.
"First people where indifferent listening to a normal 'Fur Elise' version, but after I started with my remixes, they were very engaged," he said.
One girl seated beside Hamadeh, who was completely absorbed in a book she was reading, put down the paperback and dedicated her attention to the piano player's whimsical orchestrations.
"I would love to see pianos in all public place, especially those where the waiting factor is present," Hamadeh said.
Hamadeh has been playing piano for 21 years and is originally a keyboard player and a one-man show.
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