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Karim Said

Pioneering pianist and composer enriching Palestinian cultural heritage.

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Date of Birth:



Amman, Jordan

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Karim Said is celebrated for his exceptional musical talent and contributions to classical music, both as a pianist and composer. He has gained international recognition and has performed in prestigious venues across the world, making him a significant figure in the Palestinian community.

Brief bio

Karim Said emerged as a prodigious talent in the classical music world from a young age. His remarkable skills as a pianist and composer have led him to perform with acclaimed musicians and orchestras globally. His work not only showcases his personal artistry but also represents and promotes Palestinian culture in the international arena.

Major Milestones


  • Began Studying Piano (Age 5): Started piano lessons with Agnes Bashir.

  • Scholarship to Purcell School of Music, London (2000): Moved to the UK for his education in music.

  • Debut at Barbican Centre, London (2008): Performed with the English Chamber Orchestra under Colin Davis.

  • Performed at BBC Proms (2008): Appeared with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

  • Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London (2017): Recognized for his contributions to music.

  • Performances with Renowned Orchestras: Played with English Chamber Orchestra and West Eastern Divan...See More

  • Debut Album 'Echoes from an Empire': A collection inspired by his London recital debut series...See More

  • Establishment of Etihad String Orchestra in Jordan: As the Music Director, fostering musical development in the region...See More

  • Educational Background in Music: Studied at prestigious institutions like the Purcell School of Music and Royal Academy of Music...See More

  • International Performances: Appeared in over 20 European countries, the Mideast, and Asia, promoting Palestinian culture through music.

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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