Eddy Sulaiman

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Eddy Sulaiman, born in Baghdad, Eddy was drawn to music from an early age. He started to play the keyboard before settling on the violin, which he took up in 1995. He studied the violin at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah-Palestine and played both Western and Arabic classical music with numerous groups including Maqamat, Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim Orchestra and Yalalan. He performed in Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. He attended many workshops, musical summer camps, including workshops with renowned musician Simon Shaheen in Talita Qumi. In 2005 he worked as an instructor at the Kufiyeh Music School in Birzeit, teaching violin skills and techniques. He currently lives in Toronto, performs with many local groups, and with the National Arab Orchestra in Detroit.