About

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Ihab Radwan studied classical music at the Cairo Conservatory from the age of 5.
After a brilliant musical career in Egypt he settled in France.
As soloist and composer he work with Michel Godard, Anne Paceo, Toine Thys, Monica Pasos and many inspiring musicians from around the world.
He worked with Hughes de Courson for the recording of Mozart in Egypt a CD which sold 3 million copies in the world. He also contributed to the Magic Lutes project (ordered by the Princess of Qatar), which brought together 10 string players from all over the world : Gembri, Sarod, Saz, Qanûn and Oud, with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ihab composed the music of the film Love’s Impressions which won the Prize for best film and best actor at the London Film Festival and the prize for best soundtrack at the Dubai International Film Festival.
He was associated with various projects in musical crossbreeding with Herbie Hancock in Egypt and Egyptian drummer Yehia Khalil.
Ihab worked several years with the well-known Egyptian composer Fathy Salama and took part in his project Egypt for the singer Youssou N’Dour. This recording was awarded the Grammy Award for best world music album.
Ihab organizes and teaches Oud masterclasses, oriental music, arabic music improvisation and non-tempered scales with quarter tones and 1/9 tones (coma).
He presents his compositions as a product of his familiarity with ancient Egyptian and Arabic melodies, in a contemporary performance.
The Oud and Arabic music are a gateway to meditation and introspection.
Drawing on a combination of technique, spontaneity and improvisation, the oud becomes a multi-coloured sketch of feelings going from deep contemplation to highly complex virtuosity.