Omer Zyad

Qanun player Omer Zyad Hikmet was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He studied qanun at The Music and Ballet School of Baghdad,  where he graduated with honors. He played with the Qanun Orchestra at the Opera House in Cairo. He also played with famous Arab musicians and founded the Mosul Music Group and Anana Groupe. Omer is considered one of the most impressive qanun-players of his generation.