The Manial Music Festival, Egypt's first festival featuring classical music kicked off on 1 November and continues throughout four evenings: 5, 6, 8 and 9 November.
The first evening presented a German-based Egyptian mezzo soprano Gala El-Hadidi, accompanied by Armenian-French conductor and pianist Vahan Mardirossian, and gathered top of the luminaries of the Egyptian society.
The following days will present a number of Egyptian musicians in addition to artists from other countries.
The dress code to all the concerts is formal
Address: Golden Hall, Manial Palace, 1 Al Saraya – Manial, Cairo
Monday 5 November, 8pm
Violin soloist and conductor Luca Marziale with the Egyptian Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday 6 November, 8pm
Czechoslovak Chamber Duo: Czech violinist Pavel Burdych and Slovak pianist Zuzana Berešová
The second half of the evening features Czech pianist Jaromír Klepác
Thursday 8 November, 8pm
Austrian-Egyptian violinist Nadine Weber accompanied by pianist David Helsz
The second half of the evening features the Spanish baritone Borja Quiza accompanied by the Spanish maestro and pianist Fernando Briones
Friday 9 November, 7pm
The concert marks anniversary of the birth of Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik in 1875.
Recital by an Egyptian pianist Ramzi Yassa
Second half of the evening features Egyptian soprano Fatma Said accompanied by the German conductor and pianist Marcus Merkel.
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