Usman Riaz began playing classical piano at the age of six and taught himself to play a variety of instruments using the internet as his teacher.
The youngest TED Fellow ever selected at 21, Usman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and filmmaker. His performance on the TED Main Stage has reached almost 2 million views worldwide and he has been traveling all over the world sharing his artwork and music with global audiences to emphasize how all of us can use multimedia around us to further our talents.
Usman is now the youngest Senior TED Fellow ever selected at 23 and is attending Berklee College of Music on scholarship.
Usman is all set to make his Coke Studio’s debut in Season 7 as a piano player and guitarist.