Kinan Azmeh is a clarinet player and composer. Hailed as a “virtuoso” by the New York Times and "Incredibly Rich sound" by the CBC, Kinan is one of Syria’s rising stars. His utterly distinctive sound across different musical genres is now fast gaining international recognition. He was the first Arab to win the premier prize at the 1997 Nicolai Rubinstein International Competition, Moscow. Currently Kinan is finishing his doctoral work at the City University of New York.