Syrian-born Kinan Azmeh brings his music to all corners of the world as a clarinettist, composer, and improviser. His compositions include several solo-, chamber-, and orchestral works, as well as music for film, live illustration, and electronics. He receives commissions from the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Knights Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie, Apple Hill String Quartet, and Brooklyn Rider Quartet . Azmeh has performed in prestigious venues worldwide, including the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Carnegie Hall, and the UN-General Assembly in New York, sharing the stage with renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and Daniel Barenboim. His first opera, »Songs for Days to Come«, sung entirely in Arabic, premiered to great acclaim in Osnabrück in June 2022. Joe Biden recently suggested him as National Council for the Arts member.