Zuhal Sultan,     Pianist                    



Performance Experience

National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

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May, 2009: Zuhal was featured in: International Piano Magazine:  Iraqi Pianist Sets Up Orchestra and Classical Music Magazine: Zuhal's Vision

April 2, 2009: Zuhal had her UK solo debut at the renowned Wigmore Hall featuring two performances with British Tenor Andrew Staples. To watch a video of the performance, please click here

March 31, 2009: Zuhal was the second speaker after Barack Obama's senior campaigner to give a speech about her campaign (establishing the NYOI) at the E-Campaigning Forum in Oxford University.

March 28, 2009: Zuhal was featured in the Saturday issue of The Times, please click here to read the article

September 15, 2008: UNICEF Conducted an interview with Zuhal and George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of ‘The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq’, and Mette Norstrand, Chief of Education, UNICEF Support Center for Iraq-- been interviewed for a podcast about education in Iraq. Please click here to listen to the podcast.

September 1, 2008: Zuhal launches her 'Music For A Change' to create the Iraqi National Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the United Kingdom's Channel 4's 'Battlefront project. Click on the campaign's link (listed left) for more information


August 31, 2008: Zuhal had her solo debut with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performing W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto K488 at Baghdad's Hunting Club (pictured left).


July 26, 2008: Zuhal accompanied the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra in their concert for the American Embassy with the attendance of his excellency Ryan Crocker the United States Ambassador to Iraq (pictured left).

July 21, 2008: The United Nations' own''Panorama -- Geneva's Communication Resource for National Committees'' published a story on Zuhal's performance for the UNICEF in the Palais de Nation - Geneva.

July 18, 2008: Zuhal has Just turned 17!!! She's very thankful for last year and hopes that this year will be even more magical.

July 13, 2008:Finally! Zuhal's solo debut concert with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra is scheduled on Saturday the 30th of August; Location will be announced in early August.