"Story telling, and reflecting ongoing matters through music what motivate Asaad in writing his music" AFAC
Composer and Guitarist Asaad Hamzy based in Dubai, he born in Russia with Russian mother and Syrian father. He began his musical career in Syria composing and playing solo guitar concerts performances at the age of 14.
Asaad joined the Syrian conservatoire and graduated with high score in the field of guitarist, theory and composition specialties, and then he joined the harmony & composition teaching team at the Conservatoire.
During his studies he joined lots of workshops with many professors from Spain, France, Armenia, and Russia.
After teaching in the conservatoire, he moved to Centre for musical arts in Dubai, teaching Guitar, theory, composition and Piano for the last 10 years. Currently he is the head of the strings department at CMA.
As a composer he has many compositions for ensembles, orchestral works, choir and opera works. Some of his compositions have been played in the UAE, Russia and Syria. Asaad was one of the semifinalists in Ravel composition competition and won best composer of nation in the same competition.
He performs regularly his compositions in Dubai, and also does perform on the Guitar solo and as part of A.L Classical Guitar Duo.
With over eighteen years experience in teaching at schools throughout the Middle East, he developed many methods to help students learning the guitar in solo and groups.