Ade Suparman was born in West Java- Indonesia, 1969. He started playing kacapi (Sundanese Harp) since 10 years old with his father and continued learning the music theory and the traditional music ensembles such as; Vocal,suling (bamboo flute), kendang (Drum) gamelan.so on at Indonesian Art School. He received his degree of bachelor of art from STSI Surakarta., central Java in 1994. While he was study he registered as the excellent student and the best graduation. He also had
been participated in a lot of national college/university festival. After he finished his study he was active as a concert kacapist performing. Beside he giving music performing, recently he had been published the book method such as the method of the Suling (bamboo flute) and the Method of kacapi. He created the new method for the Suling. He had been a member of the professional folk and classical music groups as an accompanist such instruments as the kacapi, suling, gamelan and so on. He has been accompanied the Sundanese traditional and contemporary music recording with
the well known composers in West Java. He also recorded his own musics.
He has been aboard traveling to countries such as; South Korea ( International
BUK Festival, Taijon Expo’93), Netherlands 1997-1998, Australia (2005),
United states of America (2006), and Doha-Qatar (2007). While he visited in “Inter Cultureel Centrum of RASA” in Utrecht and Den Haag.
Since 1999 untill now he taught the Sundanese music at Centerforworldmusic
USA in every summer program in BALI
Ade Suparman Solo on Kacapi – Meadows World Music Ensemble