Iraqi Kurdish violinist Dilshad Said will arrive in Turkey on May 27 to perform concerts in several cities.
This will be the first Turkey tour of Said who is a prominent Iraqi Kurdish musician and composer, and considered to be a significant influence on contemporary Kurdish music.
Said will perform in TIM Maslak Center in Istanbul on May 27, in Dicle University Congress Center in southeastern Diyarbakir on May 28, Ataturk Congress Center in southern Mersin on May 30, Open-air Theater in western Izmir on May 31, and in capital Ankara on June 2.
Born in 1958 in Dohuk, Said had his music diploma from Baghdad Institute in 1977, and set up Dohuk Orchestra in 1980.
In 1984, he continued his studies in music at the University of Wales and received his M.A. degree in 1988. After that he was a diploma-solo-violinist of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has also studied violin and composition in Eastern Europe. His first CD is titled Variations on Kurdish Melodies for Violin.
Dilshad Said now teaches music & violin in Austria and is considered a bridge between classical Kurdish music and Western Classical-Music. Dilshad now resides in Austria and has arranged musical events for many other musicians and singers such as Sivan Perwer.