Kinan Azmeh has been touring the world as soloist, composer and improviser. As soloist, he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra, among others. He was recently named composer-in-residence with Classical Movements for the 2017-2018 season.

Kinan is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble with whom he was awarded a Grammy in 2017. He is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School, the Damascus High Institute of Music and he earned his doctorate degree in music from the City University of New York.