Christian Stejskal is a Norwegian violin player, photographer and storyteller based in Cairo since 2010. He studied the violin at the Music Academies in Copenhagen, Hanover and Bern, and he has played solo concerts, chamber music concerts. He has worked in most professional orchestras in Norway, such as the Norwegian Opera House, Stavanger Symphonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra, Tromsø Chamber Orchestra, and Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked as 1st violin player in the Cairo Opera Orchestra parallel with working on his book project about the Zabaleen. During 2013-14 he traveled all over Gaza during the course of 6 months and performed a musical fairy tale called "Ferdinand the Bull" for narration and solo-violin in each 185 UN-schools for Palestinian children, please view the following YouTube link from this project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7m--U01CM .This work was sponsored by the Norwegian Foreign ministry. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Anthropographia Photo award leading to an exhibition with 25 of his photos in New York the same year. In 2014 he received a grant from "The Freedom of Epression" - Norway for his photographic work on "The Zabaleen". In October 2014 he made his first solo-exhibition of his work on Indian gypsies in Art Lounge Gallery in Zamalek in Cairo.