|Hossam Mahmoud |
The composer and instrumentalist Hossam Mahmoud was born in Cairo. It was here in his home city that he mastered his studies in oriental music, music education and traditional western music. Also here he learnt to play the arabic Lute (Oud), viola and piano. He then finished his composition studies in Graz and Salzburg with professors Beat Furrer and Boguslav Schaeffer.
Since then Hossam Mahmoud established himself as a free lance composer and performer in Salzburg, constantly promoting the dialog between music of diverse cultures. Meanwhile Hossam Mahmoud never neglected his activities as an Oud player.
His compositions were heard at renown festivals such as stART2003 in Salzburg, festival Autumn of Paris, Sound Touch Festival 2008 in Schwaz and at the Salzburg Biennale 2009. So far he presented three works for the stage which were performed in Salzburg Kollegien Church, and at the operas houses of Cairo and Alexandra. Hossam Mahmoud has been awarded with several prizes.