Omar is now one of the most sought-after musicians, whose work transcends political boundaries while maintaining traditional sensibilities inaway few artists can manag. Omar Faruk was a musical prodigy. He was born in Adana, Turkey to a musical family who nurtured his precocious talents. At the age of eight, he began his musical career by developing proficiency on the kaval, a small diatonic flute.
Ömer Faruk Tekbilek (born 1951,Adana Turkey, also known as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, is a Turkish virtuoso flautist .He is known for his performances with the ney in a Sufi style. Omar Faruk is the recipient of the "Best Artist of the Turkish Music Award 2003" from the "Turkish Writers Association".
He is a nominee for the BBC World Music Award 2003 in the category of the Middle East.
He is also the recipient of the US Golden Belly Musician-Of-The-Year-Award, for 1998 and again, for 1999.