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Silk Road Ensemble member Siamak Aghaei takes a few quiet moments with his santur.

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The Creative Wellspring
Silk Road Ensemble member Siamak Aghaei takes a few quiet moments with his santur between concerts and museum residencies in Japan.


Leadership

Silk Road Project Leadership


Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director and Founder

Laura Freid, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Golnar Khosrowshahi, Board Chair and President

Board of Directors

Silk Road Ensemble Leadership


A rotating Silk Road Ensemble Leadership Council provides artistic direction of the Silk Road Ensemble

Current members of the Leadership Council:


Former members of the Leadership Council:


“Yo-Yo Ma has been able to bring the remarkable cultural tradition of the Silk Road to the forefront of global attention and it has made us understand how integral the arts have been historically to the evolution of history and of human development in this region and beyond.”
- JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN
Former President, the World Bank