Originally from Damascus, Syria, Kinan Azmeh is now based in New York. He collaborated with greats such as Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim, John McLaughlin, Aynur and Djivan Gasparian, among others and was part of the Silk Road Ensemble with whom he won a Grammy in 2016. He leads his own bands Hewar and the Kinan Azmeh CityBand.
Kinan’s compositions include several works for solo, chamber, and orchestral music, as well as music for film, live illustration, and electronics. His first opera “Songs for Days to Come” which is fully sung in Arabic, was recently premiered in Osnabruck, Germany in June 2022.