Silkroad Artists

When we create music together, we listen to our differences, connecting and creating meaning from them. The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, from intimate groups of two and three in museum galleries to rousing complements of eighteen in concert halls, public squares, and amphitheaters.

Silkroad musicians are also teachers, producers, and advocates. Off the stage, they lead Silkroad’s passion-driven learning programs, create residencies in schools, museums, and communities of all sizes, and experiment with new media, genres, and partners to share Silkroad’s approach to radical cultural collaboration.

The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside the 2016 documentary feature about Silkroad, The Music of Strangers.

Artists this season

Silkroad Artists through the Years

Rabih Abou-Khalil
Christopher Adler
Siamak Aghaei
A Far Cry
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
Edward Arron
Black Sea Hotel
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz
David Bruce
Hanneke Cassel
Roberto Comesaña
Gevorg Dabaghyan
Toumani Diabaté
Joel Fan
Patrick Farrell
Lisa Fischer
Gabriela Lena Frank
Bill Frisell
Khongorzul Ganbaatar
Rhiannon Giddens
He Cui
Hu Jianbing

Ben Haggarty
Martin Hayes
Rauf Islamov
Vijay Iyer
Eric Jacobsen
Siamak Jahangiry
Sarah Jarosz
Tunde Jegede
Jia Daqun
Shujaat Khan
Ji Hyun Kim
Jeeyoung Kim
You-Young Kim
Glenn Kotche
Balla Kouyate
Angel Lam
Alisher Latif-Zadeh
Li Hui
Liu Lin
Ali Asgar Mammadov
Gulia Mashurova
Bruce Molsky

Hankus Netsky
Aoife O’Donovan
Anxo Pintos
Gregory Porter
Alim Qasimov
Fargana Qasimova
Roomful of Teeth
Bassam Saba
Davide Salvado
Bright Sheng
Vanessa Van-Anh Vo
Michael Ward-Bergeman
Abigail Washburn
Alastair Willis
Celia Woodsmith
Yang Wei
Betti Xiang
Reylon Yount
DaXun Zhang
Zhoa Jiping
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin
Evan Ziporyn