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Music for a change

I am a Japanese journalist based in London and have a great interest in the role of arts in society. I am very much inspired and elated by Z...

Yuriko Akishima, 08 April 2009 13:17

Hi Zuhal. I've just heard about your amazing project and wanted to get in touch. I'm a professional trombone player and brass teacher based...

Richard Ward, 07 April 2009 17:30

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Zuhal Sultan

Music for a change

Zuhal Sultan

I've heard so much positive feedback from lots of people explaining how listening to live music have given them big hopes for a better future, therefore their mindset started changing and that's exactly what we really need; bad news, explosions, dead people, etc. is all that we hear and see in the media here in Iraq.

My campaign

I’m campaigning to set up the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.  I have found lots of young people who want to get involved, but I need help finding web-tutors for each of my orchestra members, as we don’t have enough music teachers in Iraq.  I want to put on annual summer schools where the orchestra gets to rehearse and then we hope to tour around our country and abroad.

Campaign highlights

- Putting on my recital at the Wigmore Hall
- Being interviewed on Front Row and for the World Service
- Being interviewed by The Times
- Getting so much positive feedback from YOU

How you can help

- Contact me if you’d like to web-tutor any of the orchestra members
- Contact me if you think you can help me set up a charity
- Send me your comments and words of support


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I'm writing an essay on this project for school, It would be great if you could send me information about the project, I think its really interesting what you are doing. :)

Aidan Patrick, 15 March 2010 14:49

London Forest Choir had a collection for the Orchestra at its Christmas Concert. As Treasurer how do I pass on the proceeds?

David Pomfret, 29 December 2009 12:18

Dear Zuhal, I'm thrilled to see your effort in putting together the youth orchestra, and looking forward the fruit of this incredible vision! I'm a pianist based in Northern California and am willing to be web-tutor for one or two pianists. Best wishes to you and your project! Sandra W Shen

Sandra Wright Shen, 21 September 2009 18:40

Dear Zuhal, This is a fantastic project and would like to be involved if I can be of any help. I am based in London working internationally using music, film and heritage to engage communities in positive citizenship. Currently working on a Global City Symphony project Get in touch!

Sergio Lopez Figueroa, 28 July 2009 20:56

Do have a conductor? Please contact me if you are interested. I would love to help these young musicians, and help them!!!!! Greetings Maarten

maarten van veen, 15 June 2009 22:04

Ilove orchestra Iraq

sherwan, 14 June 2009 20:17

I am a professional trombonist,brass teacher and conductor who works with young pupils,students and adults. I would like to help if I can. Please get in touch.

Noel Bertram, 28 May 2009 16:45

youtube :)

ALIENSHADZ, 21 May 2009 12:18

hello Susan, Zuhal has very sporadic internet connection at the moment. Why don't you send the attachment to me at [email protected] and i will try to forward it to Zuhal or will call her about it. It's quite unlikely she'll be in the UK in May unless you have funding to get her over here! She lives in Baghdad and it was a big deal getting her over here in March. But send me the info and we will see, all the best, Jo (producer on the project)

Jo, 27 April 2009 10:59

it's realy realy amazing

washaq amer, 18 April 2009 10:09

I am pianist and a piano teacher who has been living in the UK for the past ten years. I am now based in Amman for a year. I would love to teach any pianists in the youth orchestra? Please do let me know All the best Tala Tutunji

Tala Tutunji, 17 April 2009 22:10

Zuhal - I went to see the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra last night and they were simply amazing! There was so much sparkle and passion in so many young people. The fact that they have all come together in a country that is struggling economically for years, they have proved that it absolutely can be done. I am very much looking forward to seeing how your orchestra progresses and if there is anything I can do please let me know

Caroline , 16 April 2009 11:08

Dear Zuhal I am a freind and colleague of Sarah Rogers, and was at your performance and presentation at the Wigmore Hall. I hope that you've had huge interest and have now found all your instrumental tutors. If not, please let me know as I have contacts within the professional music scene here in London. Best wishes and lots of luck Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond, 12 April 2009 10:59

Hi Zuhal, It was a pleasure to contribute to such a fantastic cause and I wish you and the project every success. Please let me know if I can help again in the future. All the best, James

James Barralet, 11 April 2009 17:19

Hi Zuhal, Glad you're back safe and ready to carry on the good work. I know you've made loads of new friends and supporters in the UK and I look forward to singing with you again - really soon! Ax

Andy Staples, 10 April 2009 13:00

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