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Rageed William

Musician and Audio Engineer, Born in Baghdad (1977). Studied Oriental Music in the Institute of Musical Studies in Baghdad (1993-1999) and taught by famous pioneer teachers in Iraq, he studied also Audio Engineering in Germany. He plays two of the oldest musical instruments which are the Nay (Oriental Flute) and the Duduk (Armenian Double reed woodwind instrument). He also play Keyboard and arrange Music, a member of Cairo Steps Band and had performed with Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany as well as many other Operas around Germany and the Middle East and played alongside famous artists. He had performed in front of many ministers and VIPs and had also participated in the most important festivals around Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

Places he played in

Germany

  • Philharmonie - Berlin
  • Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg
  • Opera - Frankfurt
  • Prinzregententheater - Munich
  • Bavarian Broadcasting - München
  • Stadttheater - Giessen
  • WDR - Cologe
  • Kurhaus - Wiesbaden
  • University of the Arts - UDK Berlin
  • Axica convention center - Berlin
  • Beethoven Kammermusiksaal - Bonn
  • Telekom Forum - Bonn
  • Culture and Congress Centre Liederhalle - Stuttgart
  • Arena - Nuremberg
  • And various culture- and art houses as well as churches

Egypt

  • Opera - Cairo
  • Arabic Music Institute - Cairo
  • German Embassy - Cairo
  • Opera - Alexandria
  • Bibliotheca - Alexandria
  • Opera - Damanhour

Italy

  • Egyptian Academy - Rome
  • Catholic University - Milan

Others

  • Philharmonie - Luxembourg
  • Al Shaheed Park - Kuwait
  • The Arts Center at New York University (NYU) - Abu Dhabi
  • Wheaton college in Chicago - USA

Festivals

  • Al Burda Festival - Abu Dhabi
  • The Peace Festival - Kuwait
  • World sounded (Weltklang) - Germany
  • Rheingau Musik Festival.
  • Arab Music Festival - Silver Jubilee - Cairo
  • The Eucharistic Congress
  • Ex Oriente Vox (Voice of the Orient)
  • The Maranatha Conference in Illinois & Michigan - USA
  • 13th International festival silent film and live music - Heidelberg
  • Opening citadel Festival for music and singing - Egypt
  • Odyssee. 16 - musical theater project - Germany

Participated with:

  • Cairo Steps
  • Quadro nuevo
  • Tübingen doctors orchestra
  • The Philharmonia Choir Reutlingen
  • Philharmonic orchestra Giessen - Germany
  • David Orlowsky - trio
  • WDR (West German broadcast) Choir
  • Dr. Norbert Kirchmann
  • Baghdadi Maqams
  • Trimum
  • Maestro Martin Künstner
  • Ali Al-Hajar
  • Mohamed Monir
  • Matthias Frey
  • Maestro Robert Huber
  • Abd Allah Helmy
  • Souad Massi