List of Egyptian composers
The following is a list of Egyptian composers of classical music. According to the work of the Egyptian musicologist Samha El-Kholy, the first generation of Egyptians to begin writing in this style we...
List of Egyptian composers - Wikipedia
Basem Darwisch
Basem Darwisch باسم درويش is known as an ambassador for Egyptian music in Germany.He is known for his jazz harmonies, Arabo Nubian melodies and traditional rhythms plus his subtle improvisation. He is...
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Halim El-Dabh
Halim Abdul Messieh El-Dabh (Arabic: حليم عبد المسيح الضبع‎ (Ḥalīm ʻAbd al-Masīḥ al-Ḍabʻ); born March 4, 1921) is an Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educat...
Yasser Abdel Rahman
Yasser Abdel Rahman is a composer and son of Egyptian writer the late Abdel-Rahman Fahmi author of the series in the fall of Be'er Sheva. He began studying music at an early age and joined the Institu...
Sayed Mekawy
Sayed Mekawy (May 8, 1927 – April 21, 1997) (Arabic: سيد مكاوي ) was an Egyptian singer and composer, popular in Egypt and throughout the Arab world. Throughout his life, he remained undaunted by mode...
Georges Kazazian
Georges Kazazian (Arabic: جـورج كازازيان‎) (born 25 Jan 1953) is an Egyptian-Armenian composer and oud player. As of May 2010 he had published a dozen albums. He was born in Cairo and has mo...
Hamza El Din
Hamza El Din (July 10, 1929 – May 22, 2006) was a Nubian Egyptian composer, oud player, tar player, and vocalist.
Born in the village of Toshka in Southern Egypt, near Wadi Halfa in northern Suda...
Abu Bakr Khairat
Abu Bakr Khairat (10 April 1910-1963) (Arabic: أبو بكر خيرت‎); name also spelled Abu Bakr Khayrat) was an Egyptian composer of classical music, part of that nation's first generation of such...
Farid al-Atrash
Farid al-Atrash, also written Farid Elattrache (Arabic: فريد الأطرش‎‎; October 19, 1910 – December 26, 1974) was a Syrian–Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor...
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Attia Sharara
Attia Sharara (Arabic: عطية شرارة‎; born 18 November 1922 in Cairo, Egypt, died 15 June 2014; first name also spelled Atiyya, Atiya, Atteya, Ateya, Atia, or Atya) is an Egyptian composer, ar...
Yusef Greiss
Yusef Greiss (Arabic: يوسف جريس‎; (b. Cairo, Egypt, December 13, 1899; d. Venice, Italy, April 7, 1961) was an Egyptian composer of classical music, part of that nation's first generation of...
Sayed Awad
Sayed Awad (1926-2000; Arabic: سيد عواد‎) was an Egyptian composer of contemporary classical music. He began his career as a violinist for the orchestra of the Cairo Opera House and later li...
Salama Hegazi
Salama Hijazi (الشيخ سلامة حجازي), born 1852, died October 4, 1917 was an Egyptian singer. He was a pioneer of musical theatre in Egypt in the first half of the 20th century.Born Salama Ibrahim Hijaz...
Bilady, Bilady, Bilady
Bilady, laki hubbi wa fu'adi ("My homeland, you have my love and my heart"; Arabic: بلادي لك حبي و فؤادي‎ Bilādī, Laki ḥubbī wa-fu’ādī) is the national anthem of Egypt. The melody was compos...
Awatef Abdel Karim
Awatef Abdel Karim (Arabic: عواطف عبدالكريم‎; born 1931) is an Egyptian composer of contemporary classical music. Karim is the first Egyptian female composer to formally study music composit...
Mohammed Abdel Wahab
Mohammed Abdel Wahab (Arabic: محمد عبد الوهاب‎), also transliterated Mohammed Abd el-Wahaab (March 13, 1902 – May 4, 1991) was a prominent 20th-century Arab Egyptian singer and composer. He...
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Salah Ragab
Salah Ragab (Arabic: صلاح رجب) was an Egyptian drummer and musician credited with founding Egyptian jazz.
A Major in the Egyptian Army through the 1960s, he first attempted to form a jazz band in ...
Zakariyya Ahmad
Zakariyya Ahmad (1896–1961 in Egypt; Arabic: زكريا أحمد‎) was an Egyptian musician and composer. He composed many pieces in a traditional Egyptian folk style. His works include solo pi...
Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe'ie
Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe'i.e. was an Egyptian poet of Lebanese origin, born in Egypt in 1 January 1880, and died in May 1937 in Tanta, Egypt.Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe'i.e. became deaf after contracting typ...
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Omar Khairat
Omar Khairat (born November 11, 1948) (Arabic: عمر خيرت‎) is a composer, pianist, founder and conductor of "Omar Khairat's Group".
Born in Cairo, he was raised in a family of musicians. ...
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Youssef Elsisi
Youssef Elsisi (19 March 1935 – 9 November 2000, last name also spelled El-Sisi or El Sisi) was an Egyptian conductor and music educator.
Elsisi was born in Shebin Al-Kom, Egypt. Both his father a...
Hasan Rashid
Hasan Ahmad Rashid (Arabic: حسن أحمد رشيد‎; b. July 10, 1896; d. Cairo, May 25, 1969; also spelled Hasan Rasheed) was an Egyptian composer and operatic baritone. He was part of Egypt's first...
Sherif Mohie El Din
Sherif Mohie El Din (Arabic: شريف محي الدين‎; b. May 28, 1964; surname also spelled Mohie Eldin or Mohieddin) is an Egyptian conductor and composer. He is a member of Egypt's third generatio...
Dawood Hosni
Dawood Hosni (also spelled Daoud / Dawoud Housni or Hosny, Arabic: داود حسني‎ née David Haim) was an Egyptian musician and composer born in 1870 in Cairo to a Karaite Jewish family. He compo...
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Adel Kamel
Dr. Adel Kamel (1942–2003) عادل كامل was a Music critic, musicologist and composer.He was one of the writers in Watani newspaper, the founder of “Panorama” section, a lecturer in Universities i...
Kamal Al Taweel
Kamal Al Taweel or Kamal El-Tawil (11 October 1922 - 9 July 2003) was a distinguish Egyptian composer and music author.Born as Kamal Zaki Al Taweel in 1922 in Cairo, Egypt, Kamal graduated from the s...
Gamal Abdel-Rahim
Gamal Abdel-Rahim (Arabic: جمال عبد الرحيم‎ Gamāl ‘Abd er-Raheem),(b. Cairo, 1924; d. Königstein, Germany, November 23, 1988) was an Egyptian classical music composer, educator, and pianist....
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Mona Ghoneim
Mona Ghoneim (Arabic: منى غنيم‎; b. 1955; first name also spelled Mauna) is an Egyptian composer of contemporary classical music and pianist. She is a member of that nation's third generatio...
C. K. Alexander
C. K. Alexander (May 4, 1923 – September 2, 1980) was an Egyptian actor, director, composer, and playwright. Of Lebanese and Syrian descent, he was born as Charles Khalil Saad in Cairo, Egypt, o...