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CAIRO - 7 February 2019: Manal Mohei el-Din and her band Anamal Sharqia will perform a concert on Feb. 11 on the Small Theater of the Egyptian Opera House.
The concert will present a collection of classical western compositions along with a selection of the most popular works of heritage and the music of TV series that have been specially adapted to fit the Harp instrument.
Manal is a solo harpist in Cairo Opera Orchestra and Banat El-Nil (Daughters of the Nile) ensemble. As one of the founders of this ensemble, she had toured Arab and Western countries.
Her vast repertoire includes solo and chamber works including flute, violin, soprano, etc.
She has participated as a soloist in several recordings of film music. Her recitals and concerts have been frequently broadcasted on Egyptian radio and TV.
She participated in major events organized in well-known Egyptian touristic sites, such as Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan.
Manal is presently a faculty member in the string department of the Cairo Conservatoire.
Manal began harp lessons at the age of ten with Professor Nahed Zikri at the Cairo Conservatoire. In 1987, she graduated with honors. She received a scholarship from the DAAD association to further pursue her studies in Germany with Professor Buss Lorberth at the Hochschule der Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, and with Giselle Herbert at the Hoch Institute der Musik in Würzburg.
Giselle Herbert and Manal have performed several duo recitals at the Cairo Opera House organized by the French Cultural Center.
As a soloist, the harp expert has performed with the main orchestras in Egypt, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Opera Orchestra and the orchestra formed for the annual Citadel Festival.
Among the many cultural events in which she has participated abroad are the opening of the Egyptian wing at the Louvre Museum in Paris, UNESCO’s Mediterranean and Balkan Women Creators Meeting in Greece, the seventh meeting of the International Harp Congress in Prague in 1999 and in Geneva in 2002, and the European Harp Symposium held in Amsterdam.
The most recent event in which she has participated was the opening of the exhibition of ancient Egyptian monuments in National Art Center in Washington D.C., June 2002.