Alfian Emir Adytia is an Indonesian cellist, composer, and sound artist based in the Netherlands. He completed his Master's degree in cello classical music at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague under the guidance of Larissa Groeneveld, where he achieved an outstanding 9.5/10 grade with distinction in originality.
Since 2017, he has released numerous independent albums/EPs, showcasing his musical evolution and sonic explorations. Deeply rooted in Indonesian folk music and European classical musical training, a fusion that adds a unique dimension to his compositions, Emir's works have been performed on major stages such as Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, Grachtenfestival, Jazz in de Gracht, Dag in de Branding, Amsterdam Minimal Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Opera Forward Festival, Bachfestival Dordrecht, and Museumnacht among others.
In 2021, Emir was the artist-in-residence at the prestigious International Cello Festival Zutphen delivering multiple cross-genre cello performances and composing his contemporary cello etude commissioned by the festival. Furthermore, he was honoured with a special mention prize in the Calefax Composers Competition in 2022. He received an honorary mention in the Bartók World Competition for Composition and his work was featured in the Spitfire Audio LABS Community Playlist in the same year. His music has been widely played from a humble community-based young cellists circle in Yogyakarta, to a film screening at FIVARS festival in Los Angeles and Montreal.