Art Alert: Fouad and Mounib Orchestra to perform at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Sep 2021

Pianist Mohamed Fouad and violinist Ahmed Mounib, a phenomenally successful duo will be inviting their audience to a special concert at El-Sawy Culturewheel on Friday 1 October.

Fouad and Mounib
(Photo: Ahmed Al-Ramad)

Though the duo performed at the wheel a few years ago, this will be the first time that they revisit the stage accompanied by an orchestra conducted by George Kolta.

The concert will also feature Hany El-Badry on the nay (an oriental flute) in a composition titled ‘Nostalgia in Blue’.

The story of Fouad and Mounib goes back to 2015, when the two musicians met on Facebook and began sharing their music. A few months later, the duo performed together in their first concert at Alexandria’s Creativity Centre.

The duo’s popularity then began to grow, taking them to numerous renowned halls, including the Cairo Opera House and Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre, as well as tours to Morocco and Austria.

With time, the musicians started thinking about more ambitious creative endeavours, with Mounib creating arrangements of their music for an orchestra.

Upon Mounib’s return to Egypt from Germany, the duo performed their first concert with an orchestra in February 2020 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, where they performed to over 1500 people. This was followed by another grand concert at the Nafoura stage of the Cairo Opera House.

Fouad and Mounib
Fouad and Mounib
(Photo: Ahmed Al-Ramad)

Programme:
Friday 1 October at 7:30pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall
26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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