Egyptian Soprano Fatma Said (Photo: Still from performance)
Cairo – 3 September 2017: The great Egyptian Soprano Fatma Said performed at Hayden Festival Austria on Friday.
Selected to participate in Young Musicians’ project by BBC Music from 2016 to 2018, Said was the only Arabic soprano chosen.
Fatma Said is one of the promising young female sopranos in the project. She was born in Egypt in 1991, and started her singing career at Cairo Opera House.
She decided to take her talents to a higher level, so she traveled abroad. She was accepted by Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.
In 2013, she won a scholarship to attend the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She was the first Arabic soprano who performed on its stage.
Said has won the Grand Prix in the first Giulio Perotti International Opera Competition in Germany in 2011.
She was also the winner of the 7th Leyla Gencer International Opera Competition in Istanbul in 2012, and she won the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin in 2016.
Said also shared in TedXCairo and sang for the Egyptian January 25 Revolution.
She represented Egypt in Human Rights Day at the United Nations in Geneva and has organized an educational season for young Egyptians to raise the awareness of orchestral singing.
Honored by The National Council for Women, Said became the first soprano who was awarded the state’s Creativity Award during the first National Youth Conference.
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