Sciolino Artist Management warmly welcomes clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh to our roster. Beginning in the 2022-23 concert season, SAM will represent Mr. Azmeh for orchestral engagements as soloist and chamber music collaborations in North America.
Hailing from Damascus, Syria and based in New York, Mr. Azmeh is internationally renowned both for his distinctive voice on the clarinet and for his pioneering approach to composition.
The winner of Germany’s OpusKlassik award in 2019, Mr. Azmeh has been hailed as “intensely soulful” and a “virtuoso” by The New York Times and “spellbinding” by The New Yorker. He has gained international recognition for what the CBC has called his “incredibly rich sound” and his unique compositional voice, comprising a rich tapestry of influences and frequently drawing on his roots in the Arabic world.
Mr. Azmeh has performed with numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Dusseldorf Symphony, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic, and Syrian Symphony Orchestra, and has shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim, Marcel Khalife, John McLaughlin, Francois Rabbath, Aynur, and Jivan Gasparian.
He has appeared at the Opera Bastille, Paris; the Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Moscow; Carnegie Hall and the UN General Assembly, New York; Royal Albert Hall, London; Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; the Philharmonie, Berlin; the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center, Washington DC; the Mozarteum, Salzburg; the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; and at the Damascus Opera House’s inaugural concert in 2004.