Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ghazi Bahjat -- Profile

Concert in December 1964
from right to left:
Ghazi Bahjat
Mr. Schwartz (German)
Dr. Franz Schubert
Ihsan Ad.ham

Ghazi Mustafa Bahjat (1933 - )

Performed with the Fine Arts Institute Orchestra from 1954 to 1957 under the Romanian conductor Sando Albo then from 1957 to 1964, he went to W. Germany to further his studies in the oboe instrument. On his return in 1964, Ghazi joined the INSO until 1994 when he left Iraq for Jordan and joined the National Music Conservatory in Amman /Jordan as an oboe player and tutor until 1997 when he left for New Zealand. Since 1981 until he left Baghdad, he worked as an oboe tutor at the School of Music & Ballet. Currently he is a member of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand.