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CAIRO – 16 November 2017: The first orchestra comprised of amateurs, the Osiris String Orchestra, continues to grow as it recruits new amateur musicians until November 25.
New recruits will participate in a three-month workshop where they’ll develop their classical music production and will be able to commence their first concert as an orchestra.
Brainchild of classic string ensemble Awtar Quartet, Osiris Strong Orchestra was first established in 2016 as a bilateral initiative between Awtar Quartet and independent arts center, Osiris.
The joint project aims to develop the classical music scene and provide amateur classical musicians with an opportunity to become professional and part of an orchestra.
Comprised of 11 members, the Osiris String Orchestra conducted two performances in 2017 at AUC Tahrir Campus and El Gusor Culture Center at the All Saints Cathedral. Previous Osiris Orchestra workshops took place at Osiris, which is owned by Omar El-Moutaz Bel'lah, a partner in this project.
Awtar Quartet has previously performed in different venues, including schools and hospitals.
Established in 2012,the classical ensemble is comprised of Khaled Salah on second violin, Yasser Ghonem on first violin, Mohamed Abdel-fattah on cello and Essam Abdel Hamid on viola.