Riad Abdel-Gawad

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Alexandria, Egypt


1997, 1998


July 1997 - June 1998

Born in Cairo, 1965.

He studied composition at Harvard University, taking a doctor’s degree. He also studied violin, performed at concerts and recorded music.

He wrote down various traditional compositions of Egyptian music.

As an instrumentalist, Riad Abdel-Gawad performs music from North America, Europe and Africa.

The composer also works on the subject of how to establish a synthesis of Arabian, North African and Egyptian music with Western contemporary music.

numerous scholarships and awards: Harvard Teaching Fellowship (1991-1994); ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Competition Award (1991, 1993).

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