OKIEM is an award-winning pianist and composer whose style is described as “cinematic classical”. He creates his signature sound by combining piano, orchestral instruments and synthesisers.

He has toured on keyboards for many of the biggest artists in the music industry from Leona Lewis to Tinie Tempah to opening for John Legend & Prince, to most recently touring with Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer, Duke Dumont. Prior to that he toured with and wrote songs for Russian sensation, Sergey Lazarev, which involved relocating to Moscow for 3 years. This unique wealth of experience with top-class artists helps to shape his unique sound, compositions, and astounding live performance that continues to captivate his audiences.

OKIEM has been compared to composers such as Ludovico Einaudi & Olafur Arnalds. His contemporary take on the classical genre is expressed in his solo album, XIRO, which he recently launched and is now performing with his amazing string section at venues across the UK.

"I just wanted to write a little note to express a most heartfelt THANK YOU for sending us Okiem. He was just fantastic!! What a wonderful musician and such a lovely man too. The vibe and grandeur was perfect for the occasion. I would love to see him perform with his entire compliment of musicians. Wow!"

Rula Parties, Wedding

Sample Set List


Beethoven – Fur Elise

Debussy – Claire de Lune

Hans Zimmer/Lang Lang – Gladiator Rhapsody

Ludovico Einaudi – I Giorni, Diverire, Nuvole Bianche

Michael Nyman – The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Pachabel – Canon in D

Schubert – Ave Maria

Yiruma – River Flows In You


Adele – Someone Like You, Hello, Make You Feel My Love, Skyfall, Rolling in the Deep, Hometown Glory

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Beyonce – If I Were A Boy, Halo

Bruno Mars – Marry You, Just The Way You Are, Grenade

Coldplay – Fix You, The Scientist, Paradise, Clocks

Dr Dre – Still Dre

Drake – Hotling Bling, Moment for Life

Elton John – Your Song

Keane – Somewhere Only We Know

Oasis – Wonderwall

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony


Alternative Sets

Ibiza Classics

90’s Hip Hop

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