Kareem Roustom is an Emmy-nominated composer who has composed music for film, television, the concert hall and album projects. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Near East and trained in western concert music and jazz, Syrian-born Kareem Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists receiving numerous commissions to compose works for Kronos Quartet, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and others. Roustom’s concert music has been performed at numerous festivals including the prestigious Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, as well as performances in Japan, Germany, France, the U.K., Argentina, the Middle East, the U.S.A. and forth coming premieres in Sweden, China and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Of Roustom’s recent orchestral work Ramal, the New York Times wrote that it is “propulsive, colorful and [an] immediately appealing creation” and the The Guardian described it as “arrestingly quirky and postmodern… This was music with lots of personality.” Roustom’s work in film includes a number of award-winning narrative and documentary films that have competed at festivals that include Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and many others. His work in popular music also includes arrangements for Shakira and Beyonce. Roustom is the recipient of the Pete Carpenter Fellowship from BMI and is a Sundance Film Composers Lab Fellow.