Alfred Surenyan was born on December 12th, 1968, in Istanbul, Turkey. When he was 5 years old his parents immigrated to the United States. In order to understand Dr. Surenyan's love for music, one has to understand his upbringing. His mother, a very talented artist/painter, raised little Alfred in a house full of music and art. The record player was constantly playing classical music, and mom's artworks filled the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, every nook and cranny of the house. Dr. Surenyan’s father was a part-time musician in his spare time, and his sister a dedicated writer.