Saturday, March 17, 2007

Nuri Bahjat -- Profile

Nuri Bahjat (1921- )

Graduated from the school of medicine in 1948. He was the first Iraqi doctor to specialize in Physiotherapy. While studying medicine, he joined evening classes to study the violin at ‘Maahad al Fonoon Al Jamila’ or ' The Fine Arts Institute' (1941-1946)

He was one of the members of the INSO when first founded, member of the Music Society in the school of medicine in the 40s, and one of the first to introduce chamber music to the Iraqi public. For those achievements, he was granted in 1991 & 92 a gold medal and the certificate of honour.
He was a faculty member in Maahad Alfinoon AlJamila and a lecturer in the Alfinnon Aljamila Academy 1959-1968.