Usman Riaz​

Making waves, striking the rig​ht chords | January 8, 2015

​Usman Riaz is a music composer and director. He began playing classical piano at 6, then took up the guitar at 16. His song Firefly went viral on YouT​​ube and caught the attention of TED c​urator Chris Anderson. Usman later performed at TEDGlobal 2012​​ in Edinburgh​​ alongside his hero, fingerstyle guitarist Preston Reed.​​