“A radiating presence.” 

Granite Amit,
ARC Gallery, Chicago

“A beautiful mastery found only in the most skilled and practiced musicians. The resulting music is calming and exquisite in its subtlety. Hicham is a truly gifted performer who readily shares his passion and understanding of classical Oriental culture with the audience.“

Lindsay Siegel,
Cultural Programming Associate,
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

“A talented young musician who shares his musical tradition and does so with grace, wonderful skill, and beauty.” 

Dr. Donald Wagner, Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
North Park University, Chicago

“A refined playing, and mastery of instrumental technique”

Ahmed Aydoun,
Music and Choreographic Arts Department,
Moroccan Ministry of Culture

“A wonderful evening of extraordinary musicianship and educational commentary that ended with a standing ovation from the audience”

Carole Krucoff
Head of Oriental Institute Public and Museum Education

“Hicham Chami captivated all while he played the most beautiful music on the qanun that had our 500 plus guests wanting more. The State of Illinois was honored to have Hicham Chami perform for the 4th Annual Ethnic Gala”

Saffiya Shillo
Director of Ethnic Affairs,
Office of Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood