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Abeer Nehme

Abeer Nehme is an acclaimed Lebanese artist and one of the finest voices in the Arab world. She is known as the “all-style specialist” for her ability to perform a diversity of music genres, ranging from Oriental modal traditional styles to Opera and modern Western styles. Abeer is the first artist from the Middle East to sign an international record deal with Universal Music MENA.

Her exceptional vocal talents and unique performances of various Arabic and Western music styles reinforced Abeer’s position as one of the most talented Middle Eastern. In addition to her career as a performing artist, she is also a professional music composer with a rich portfolio of achievements, including – but not limited to – documentaries, such as Ethnopholia Mousiqa-l-Shou’oub. This series of forty documentaries featured Abeer’s unique ability to sing in various languages while interacting with, introducing and identifying cultural music and traditions around the world. Her Ethnopholia Mousiqa-l-Shou’oub project won the prestigious Murex d’Or Award for Best Documentary in 2017.

She is undoubtedly the only Arab singer – and one of the few singers worldwide – to perform in more than twenty-five languages. Her advanced knowledge of folk music, Arabic and Aramaic Oriental music, and Western music positions her as a true messenger of civilizational, cultural, and artistic dialogue that transcends boundaries and unites lovers of all musical styles.
Abeer Nehme has been awarded several prizes and recognitions, including the Wadih El Safi Academic Award, the Murex d’Or (twice – in 2010 and 2017 respectively) for Best Voice in the Arab World and the cultural award in Galicia, Spain among others.
Performing in major theatres worldwide; she has participated in several international festivals, such as the Baalbeck International Festival (Lebanon), the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Festival (UAE), the Andrea Parodi Festival (Sardinia), the London Opera House and the Berlin Opera House, to name but a few of these events and venues.

Abeer also excelled in musicals, performing leading roles in major plays produced by Arab legends, such as Elias Rahbani, Raymond Gebara, Antoine Ghandour, and Ivan Caracalla. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority chose her to compose the theme for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

Abeer Nehme’s most notable performances and festival appearances/venues include:
- Baalbeck International Festival (Lebanon).
- Bozar with the Belgian National Orchestra (Belgium).
- Place des Arts, Montreal (Canada).
- Harvard University in Boston (USA).
- Strasbourg (France).
- Tannourine International Festival (Lebanon).
- UN ESCWA meeting (Lebanon).
- Place Flagey International Festival, Brussels (Belgium).
- Hôtel de Ville, Paris Municipality Hall( France).
- Philharmonie de Paris (France).
- KSO Philharmonic Orchestra (accompanied by) (Norway).
- Spring Festival, Budapest (Hungary).
- Sala Radio with the National Radio Orchestra, Bucharest (Romania).
- Cedars International Festival (Lebanon).
- Opening of the Beiteddine Art Festival (Lebanon).
- Byblos International Festival (Lebanon).
- Al Bosra International Festival (Syria).
- Carthage Festival (Tunisia).
- Opening of the Fes International Festival, Bab Al Makina (three times) (Morocco).
- Opening of the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Festival (UAE).
- Opening of the Fujairah International Festival (UAE).
- Al-Mutanabbi… Musafiran Abadan concert at the opening of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (UAE).
- Andrea Parodi Festival (Sardinia).
- Istanbul Opera House (Turkey).
- Cairo Opera House (Egypt).
- Damascus Opera House (Syria).
- Berlin Opera House (Germany).
- London Opera House (UK).
- Saint Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City) in the presence of His Holiness the Pope.
- Katara Theater accompanied by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (Qatar).
- Dubai Opera during the Arabic reading challengeتحدّي القراءة العربيّ along with Kadim Al Sahir and Hussain Al Jassmi.
- Kuwait Opera House
- United States of America tour in the presence of the U.S. Vice President
- Bahrain Opera.
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