Ihab Radwan

oud, voice

After receiving a robust classical education in the Cairo Conservatory, Ihab Radwan began an illustrious career in his home country, later moving to live in France Assoloist and composer, heworks with renowned artists and major ensembles, including the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Michel Godard, Ricardo Ribeiro, Nataša Mirković, Guillemette Laurens and Monica Passos. Together with French composer and producer Hughes de Courson, Radwan took part in the “Mozart l’Égyptien” project in the dual role of artistic director and oud player. The album released upon completion of the project sold 3 million copies worldwide. Ihab Radwan is thecomposer of the original score to the film Love’s Improvisations, which received the prize for “best Actor” at the London Film Festival and a prize in the “Best Original Score” category at the International Film Festival in Dubai. The artist took part in many projects merging many musical styles, with particular emphasis on oriental jazz. He performed with, among others, Herbie Hancock during his visit to Egypt, and with Egyptian jazz drummer Yehia Khalil. Radwan has worked with famous Egyptian conductor Fathy Salama, releasing the album “Egypt”, featuring singer Youssou N’Dour. The album received the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Ihab Radwan leads master classes in oud performance, oriental music and improvisation in Arabic music.


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