Dilshad Said

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Dilshad Said (Kurdish: Dilşad SeîdArabic: دلشاد محمد سعيد‎‎; born in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan in 1958) is a prominent Iraqi Kurdish musician who is considered to be a significant influence on contemporary Kurdish music.[1]


After graduating from the music institute of Baghdad, he worked as an assistant of the conductor at Baghdad television and radio orchestra. In 1984, he continued his studies in music at the University of Wales and received his M.A. degree in 1988. He has been residing in Austria since 1991.[2]

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. So far, he has worked together with many popular Kurdish musicians. His first CD is titled Variations on Kurdish Melodies for Violin.

Dilshad Said now teaches music and violin in Austria and is considered a bridge between classical Kurdish music and Western Classical-Music.[3][4] He has arranged musical events for many other musicians and singers such as Sivan Perwer.

In 2012, he went on a music tour in Turkey and performed concerts in cities of Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Diyarbakir and Ankara.[5] In 2015, he composed a symphony about massacre of Yazidi people and capture of Sinjar by ISIS,[6] which was performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.[2]


  1. Kurdish music for Violin, Stran Music, Sweden.

Research in Law[edit]

  1. Dilshad, Said, Das Risiko der Erteilung von Exportgenehmigungen nach den Incoterms, verglichen mit dem BGB, Dis. Jur., Trier, 1993.[1]


  1. ^ "Kurdish Music". MyWire. August 2000. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "An Interview with Dishad Said (in Kurdish)". Rudaw. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  3. ^ SIVAN PERWER INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION Archived July 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Sola Arts, Connecting Cultures Archived December 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Iraqi Kurdish musician Said to perform in Turkey". Anadolu News Agency. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dishad Said has written a symphony about Sinjar (in Kurdish)". Xelk. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Other kurdish Violinist: Brusk Zanganeh Official Website