Egyptian mezzo soprano Farrah El Dibany performs at Lebanon Chants Festival

Ahram Online , Ati Metwaly , Friday 17 Dec 2021

Renowned Egyptian mezzo soprano Farrah El Dibany took the stage of Ajami Square in Beirut Souks this past Wednesday to perform within the Lebanon Chants Festival's Divas of the Mediterranean segment.

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El Dibany is the only Egyptian singer featured in the Lebanese festival dedicated to chants from the classical music repertoire.

She performed on 15 December within the festival that runs between 1 and 23 December featuring renowned Arab and international musicians, including soloists, choir and orchestras.

Born in Alexandria, in 1989, El Dibany started voice lessons with Neveen Allouba in 2003. She then continued her music education at the Hanns-Eisler Music Academy in Berlin. In 2014 she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Opera from Hanns-Eisler. In parallel to her music studies, El Dibany also pursued the study of architecture at the Technische Universität of Berlin, graduating with a Bachelor of Science. She obtained her Master of Arts from the Universität der Künste Berlin in 2016.

She won top awards from competitions in Athens, Rome, Thessaloniki, Istanbul and Germany. In 2013, she received the third place prize at the Guilio Perotti International Singing Competition in Germany.

El Dibany has been recently honored at the National Youth Forum by Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and was the first ever to receive the prestigious Hassan Kamy Award at the Manial Palace Festival, presented by prince Abbas Helmy and renowned pianist Ramzy Yassa.

The mezzo soprano gives regular concerts in Europe and the Middle East.

In her Beirut concert, El Dibany was accompanied by Mina Nabil Hanna, an Egyptian pianist who performs nationally as well as internationally, including in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Germany and Bahrain. She also works with other talented Egyptian opera singers like Amira Selim and Nouresta El Merghany.

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