About Basel Saleh
A Syrian conductor, composer, singer and oud player and a member of The Ivors Academy of Music Creators (formerly known as the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors - BASCA).
Previously a professor of Oriental singing at the High Institute of Music in Damascus and a Conductor of the Orchestra and Choir Artists Association in Syria, he currently lives and works in the UK, and is the conductor of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians and Academy of Art and Arab Heritage's Choir in London.
He studied Qanoun and Classical Singing in The High Institute of Music in Damascus and holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Damascus.
He has performed internationally in a number of globally acclaimed festivals, including Glastonbury Festival in the UK and Festival Roskilde in Denmark and conducted concerts that featured cross cultural collaborations with renowned orchestras including Liverpool's Philharmonic Orchestra alongside global Artists like Damon Albarn of Gorillaz.
Throughout his 20 year international career, he has been particularly admired for his works as a composer, including the piece Salabtany, which was performed by the BBC Singers Choir and From The Barada to The Thames, performed by Truro Sinfonia.