About Ali

Ali Deniz Kardelen is an Award-Winning Guitarist and one of the masterminds of fingerstyle guitar with his creative modern approach on this specific genre. As a worldwide touring musician and father of one; Ali developed new skills to reach his goal of discovering the edges of storytelling.

His unique live setup and choice of setlist add an intimate essence to the experience. Live concerts of this artist are warm, tender and liquid. Alternative tunings, ten finger tappings, percussive playing, eastern scales and polyrhythms contribute to the creative process for a more expressive taste.

After releasing his debut album “First Steps” in 2016, Ali got first place at the Indiana State and second place at the Canadian Guitar Festival which are some of the most prestigious competitions in fingerstyle genre Ali has performed at NAMM Show main stage in Los Angeles, California which is the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products.

Mathematics Engineer (BE) Ali performed Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” while paragliding at 1800 meters in Southern Anatolia. Ali is also the producer and presenter of internet talk show named as “Gitar Muhabbetleri” as well.