Artie Smiles

United Arab Emirates

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Biography

* * 1987 Started learning the piano at the age of 7
* * 1996 Completed Grade 8 in piano performance and music theory, Yerevan, Armenia.
* * 2003 Founded the Open Key Jazz Project, London, UK
* * 2006 Attended Guildhall Jazz Summer School, London UK.
* * 2006 Recorded “Goodenough Voices of the Commonwealth” album under HM Queen's patronage in London, UK, of which 70,000 copies were distributed around The Commonwealth Countries.
* * 2006 Became a member of The Musicians’ Union in UK
* * 2008 Passed ABRSM Grade 5 Jazz Piano with Distinction, London, UK.
* * 2009 Started teaching music as a curricular subject at Abu Dhabi Grammar School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
* * 2009 Became the pianist of Abu Dhabi Big Band.
* * 2011 Founded Modern Art Music Institute in Abu Dhabi as the Academic Director.
* * 2012 Attended Guildhall Summer School, London, UK.
* * 2012 Attended Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Summer School, Glasgow, UK.
* * 2012 Was admitted to the Licentiate Degree in Pro-Music Performance of Trinity College London (LTCL)
* * 2013 Was admitted to the Fellowship Degree in Jazz Piano Performance of London College of Music (FLCM)
* * 2011 Started academic collaboration with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi as a Music Club Coordinator
* * 2016 Was admitted to the Licentiate Degree with Distinction in Music Teaching of Trinity College London (LTCL) *
* * 2021 Winner at London Shorts Film Festival for the "Best Film Score" of the project "In Tune".

Talent Card

Art Type:

Musician

Location:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Speciality:

DJ, Pianist

Genres:

Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Multi Genre, R&B, Swing

Events Type:

Corporate Event, Private Party, Festival, Public Event, Wedding

Languages:

English

Awards and Recognition

Winner at London Shorts Film Festival for the "Best Film Score"
2021

Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council
2006

Experience

Pianist of Abu Dhabi Big Band
2011-2015

Founding member of the Swing Revue
2014-2018

Pianist of the Dubai Opera Big Band
2021

Requirements

  • Piano monitor
  • Piano pickup mics if playing acoustic.
  • Monitor of around 80 Watts

Packages

Pianist, Accompaniment.

Duration:

45 minutes per set

Includes:

Everything including own visa and transportation.

No of sets:

3

Excludes:

Stage backline

Price

AED 1265



Questions See more

Can you provide your equipment?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you play "Bella Ciao"?

If you insist.

Artie Smiles