The Alumni Office is pleased to present the July Video of the Month.
Kinan Azmeh: Wedding
The Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma
Kinan Azmeh has been touring the world as soloist, composer, and improviser. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic, and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra, among others, and has shared the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Marcel Khalife, Daniel Barenboim, and Jivan Gasparian. His compositions include several works for solo, orchestra, and chamber music; film, live illustration, and electronics. He is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, with whom he was awarded a Grammy in 2017. He was recently named composer-in-residence with Classical Movements for the 2017-2018 season. He is a graduate of New York's Juilliard School as a student of Charles Neidich, and of both the Damascus High institute of Music, where he studied with Shukry Sahwki, Nicolay Viovanof and Anatoly Moratof, and Damascus University’s School of Electrical Engineering in his native Syria. He earned his doctorate degree in music from the City University of New York in 2013.
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