Welcome to the website of the Syrian composer, guitarist, singer and musicologist Ali Asaad.
Here you can find information about Ali’s publications, productions, announcements and projects.



Ali Asaad was born on 30.11.1987 in Lattakia, Syria.

On 2010 he moved from Syria to Turkey to study with professor Ahmet Kanneci (Scholarship from the Turkish government) in Ankara State Conservatory – classical guitar department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

In Summer 2013, Ali got internship in Paganini Conservatorio in Genoa, Italy for writing his own composition for classical guitar and string quartet.

Between 2013 – 2015 he got scholarship to study in Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. Co-enrollment in Graz University of Music, Austria. And now continuing his master studies in Both universities in Musicology department.

As a classical guitarist, singer and composer:
-Between 2006 – 2010, He has been giving concerts in his own country Syria, recording as a singer with Syrian pianist and composer Gaswan Zerikly. In 2010 he gave a concert , in III.Savaş Çekirge International Guitar festival in Istanbul.

-In 2012, Ali gave concerts in:

Ankara state Conservatory, Hacettepe University.

July 2012, French embassy in Ankara, Turkey, invited by French ambassador “Laurent Bili” to give a Guitar-Flute recital named “Scent of Paris” with the renowned Italian Flutist “Elena Cecconi”. -August 2012, Guitar-Flute recital “Scent of Paris” in “Klasik Keyifler” music fesitval in Cappadocia, Turkey, with Elena Cecconi.

-2014 Recording his own 6 compositions for classical guitar, voice and Saxsophone (Arabic contemporary poetry) in the Jazz studio in KUG with sound engineer Ulrich Katzenberger.

-2016 “Voice of Syria” concert in Luxembourg Grand Theatre with Syrian composer Shafi Badreddin.

-2017 Concerts with Dima Orsho & Manfred Leuchter in Osnabrück, NDR Bigband/Syrian Bigband in Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Chameleon Orchestra in Brucknerhaus in Linz.

Concerts in Rotterdam, Holland, performing his own compositions in Verhalenhuis and Codarts University of the arts.
Recording an album of his own compositions and re-composition of Syrian Folk Music under the title “Syrian Titinnabuli”.