Zaher Alkaei

I was born in Homs, Syria. As a child, I was fascinated by music and later I started learning the violin. I finished my high school studies in 2009 and did my Bachelor’s studies in music education between 2009-2013. In 2014 I worked as a music teacher then in 2015 I moved to Berlin, where I worked more in the artistic field. I continued my violin lessons with Anna Schinz and my composition lessons with Orestis Goumenos. In 2016 I played with the Babylon Orchestra and I was commissioned by Ensemble Mini to arrange Bartok Piano Concerto no. 1 for Bartók Beyond Borders project. In 2017 I started my Masters in Musicology at Humboldt University, Berlin. Since 2018 I have been writing and conducting my own research on several topics.