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Ali Deniz Kardelen

Ali Deniz Kardelen is an Award-Winning Guitarist from Turkey 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.  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.

Ali is a founding member of Fretmonkey.