Rami Khalifé (born September 25, 1981) is a French-Lebanese composer, pianist and artist. Born into a musical Lebanese family in Lebanon, he lived in Beirut before emigrating during the Lebanese civil war and becoming a French citizen. Described as one of the most exciting composers of his generation; In October 2011, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, under the conductorship of James Gaffigan, premiered Khalifé's 'Chaos', for orchestra and piano, with Khalife at the helm as a soloist. In February 2013, Rami Khalife's Arab Spring-inspired 'Requiem' was premiered by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and The Leipzig Radio Choir, to great critical acclaim. Rami Khalife actively tours his eclectic musical projects across the U.S, South America, Asia, Canada, Europe, Australia, performing in such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C., USA), the Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Opera House (Doha, Qatar), Place des Arts (Montreal, Canada), Dar el Opera (Damascus, Syria), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris, France) UNESCO Palace (Beirut, Lebanon).