A composer of the Romantic age, polyglot Walid Al Hajjar was born in St. Paul city, Damascus. He was initiated to music at a very early age bywhite Russian Baron Belling, former conductor at Tsar Nicolas Court. He later studied counterpoint during the 50s with Madame Honegger in Paris, and composition with Edmond Marc at the Conservatoire de Paris. This, while pursuing painting at the École des Beaux-Arts under sculptor Zadkin; he then moved to the US to finish his academic studies and graduated in political science.
Several of Al Hajjar's compositions are on youtube; he has four novels to his name, and continues writing articles and essays; five hundred of which are published on his Facebook page.