Nesma Abdel Aziz - Photo via Abdel Aziz's Facebook page
CAIRO – 12 October 2019: Renowned marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz will perform at Cairo Opera House on October 24.
On August 23 Abdel Aziz performed a concert at the Damanhour Opera House as part of he events of the summer festival organized by Cairo Opera House.
Abdel Aziz is considered one of the contemporary music icons, as she is the first marimba player in Egypt. She participated in numerous concerts in Cairo Opera House such as Omar Khairat concerts.
Having her debut in 2001, Abdel Aziz founded her ensemble and released music pieces like "Marimba Fusion," and "Tico, Tico".
Abdel Aziz toured the world with her ensemble under the theme of "Spreading Happiness" and achieved huge international success.
Abdel Aziz has dazzled audiences worldwide with her combination of classical and contemporary music, bringing together a unique blend of western and Arab instruments to create a whole new genre.
In 2000, Abdel Aziz performed Hummel concerto for percussion with the Cairo Opera Orchestra in the Cairo Opera House, celebrating the 75th birthday of Bertold Hummel who was attending the concert. That made Abdel Aziz the first musician to play this concerto in Africa.
Abdel Aziz has been invited to represent Egypt in the second festival of Women Creators of the Two Seas; Mediterranean and Black Sea, which was held in Thessalonica. She was the solo percussionist of the Cairo Opera Orchestra for many years.
The marimba artist is the first Egyptian musician that has three musical video clips in which she is playing marimba and percussions. She performed several concerts in Egypt, Italy, Spain, Germany, India, Austria, Lebanon, USA, Switzerland, Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and France. Abdel Aziz participated in the Egyptian Festival in Canada in 2007, 2008.
In October 2015, Abdel Aziz participated in a celebration presented by the Tourism Promotion Authority to support tourism in Egypt. The event took place at Abu Simbel in Aswan.