Hadi Eldebek is a musician and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. He attended the Lebanese National Conservatory in Beirut before moving to New York in 2005 to continue his studies with master Oud and Violin player, Simon Shaheen. In 2009, Hadi began his collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road project as a Teaching Artist for the Silk Road Connect. From there, in 2010, he joined the Silk Road Ensemble as a performing member, and later as a composer. In parallel with performance and composition, Mr. Eldebek is an active educator and panelist on topics of Culture, Arts, and Education, collaborating with institutions such as Harvard Graduate School of Education, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Disney World Imagineering, and more. Currently, Hadi is developing Grantpa, an online platform that helps artists and organizations find and apply for grants.