Rifaat Garrana

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Birthday
29, 1924
Birthplace
Egypt
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1924 (age 95)
Birthplace
Egypt

About

Classical music composer and a member of Egypt's second generation of classical musicians. He was the first composer to marry the qanun instrument with symphony orchestra.

Before Fame

He took up playing the trumpet at the age of 12. He was taught by the notable Hans Hickmann in Cairo.

Trivia

He worked as director of the music division of Egyptian television.

Family Life

His daughter Maha Garrana was a professional flutist.

Associated With

He became a prominent musician in Egypt just before Demis Roussos stepped into the scene.