Bio

I started playing the piano at the age of 7 when I joined the Cairo Conservatory for four years. Later I also started playing by ear. Since I was in middle school, I have been playing in church. In 1998 while I was studying Mass Com in Cairo University (class of 2001), I finished grade 8 in classical piano from the ABRSM & grade 5 in theory of music. By that time I started studying jazz. In 2000, a year before graduating from college, I played my first gig with a jazz quartet in Semiramis Intercontinental. Since that time I have played in a lot of different venues with most jazz singers & musicians in the jazz scene in Egypt. I played regularly for over five years with Michelle Rounds. I also performed with Amy Frega, Noha Fekry, Shady El Qasseer, Adham Roshdy, Ahmed Harfoush and many more. In addition to playing Jazz, I play pop and Arabic oriental music and I like to fuse those genres. I started teaching piano before I graduated from high school. I have been writing songs for over twenty years.