Waleed Naeem

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Waleed Naeem is a Pakistani Singer and Pianist and a Software Engineer who was born on November 05, 1994, in Rawalpindi.

He was six years old when he was introduced to the piano by his uncle, Ijaz Anees, his first mentor.

Practicing hard every day, Waleed made progress rapidly and made his debut at 12 years at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s residence.

After that, he had the opportunity to perform in many places of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, including Arts Council, British Council, NAPA, Goethe Institute, Alliance Francais de Karachi, Sind Club, Jinnah Medical College, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club, Al-Hamra Arts Council, Embassy of Hungry and Embassy of Poland Islamabad and Serena Hotel among others.

His international debut was at the age of 19 years when he performed a solo piano recital at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.

He was also one of the finalists in the Julia Crane International Piano Competition held at the State University of New York. There he also got the privilege to have a masterclass with Prof. Gary Busch.

Waleed also performs in the Faiz Festival, where Adeel Hashmi (grandson of Faiz Ahmed Faiz) and Waleed combine the poetry of Faiz with classical music. This unique combination of poetry and piano has been a success, and they have also taken this show to perform in the UAE and USA.

In 2017, he successfully cleared his ATCL piano exam of Trinity College London and thus became a UK-qualified pianist.

Waleed has a massive repertoire of great classical composers, including Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Schubert, to name a few. He also plays modern compositions such as those by Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, and Yanni.

He has launched 4 music albums till now with “Live Again” the recent that has 15 soothing piano instrumental tracks. Each track from the Album, “Live Again” has a unique experience of life.

Waleed Naeem owns a state of art audio studio in Islamabad where he composes, produces, records, mixes, and masters all of his songs, which has opened its doors for all the musicians/Singers who can’t afford the luxuries of a good recording studio.