Gamal Abdel-Rahim

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Birthday
17, 1924
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Nov 23, 1988 (64)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1924
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Nov 23, 1988 (64)

About

Classical music composer, educator, and pianist who was best known for his symphony "Osiris." He received the State Prize for Composition and was awarded the Order of Arts from the Egyptian government.

Before Fame

He studied Musicology at the Musikhochschule of Heidelberg in West Germany in 1950. He was a student of Harald Genzmer from 1952 until 1957 at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.

Trivia

He taught a number of notable students, including Ahmed El-Saedi, Rageh Daoud, and Mona Ghoneim.

Family Life

His father was also musical and did much to encourage his talents. He was married to musicologist Samha El-Kholy.

Associated With

He became prominent in Egypt during the same period as actor Omar Sharif.