Samy Bishai grew up in Egypt and studied classical violin under the direction of Lisette Meguerditchian (the Royal School of Music in Conservatory Alexandria) and G.I. Beridze (Cairo Opera). Samy Bishai moved to London in 1999 where he continued to study jazz and musical improvisation. This led to a varied career with performances and recordings around the world together with Natacha Atlas, Shakira, Didier Lockwood, Nitin Sawhney, Julian Joseph, Tom Jones, Brian Eno, the English National Opera, Terry Hall and Gwen Stefani to name a few. Samy Bishai is also a much sought after Composer, Music Arranger, Orchestrator, Sound Designer, Programmer and Producer.