“One of the young voices who play a part in shaping Egypt’s cultural future.” BBC Radio3. Bahaa El-Ansary is a young composer from Egypt, born in Cairo, 1991. He is considered the youngest Egyptian composer who writes in such Contemporary/New Music Style. He studied composition at The Academy of Arts in Cairo under Ezz El-Din Slim, and he also studied Theory of Music with Trinity College London. He has participated in many masterclasses and workshops with both Egyptian and European composers, with a special thanks to the Cairo Contemporary Music Days, which began his involvement with the contemporary music scene. As a grantee of “The British Council’ Grants to Artists” Bahaa had the chance to travel to Germany for one month to participate in lessons as well as working with many musicians. He also participated at The 46th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt. Bahaa’s music has been performed in Egypt, Italy, Iceland, UK, Austria, France and Singapore. As a scholar from Institut Français d’Egypte he studied at Conservatoire de Bordeaux under Jean-Louis Agobet, and he is currently studying at Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt under Jean-Luc Hervé.
LISTEN: A Hope in the Dark Age for Bass Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone & Saxophone Ensemble
Bass Saxophone: Don-Paul Kahl
Soprano Saxophone: Nemo Plagne
Saxophone Ensemble (11 Saxophonists & 2 Saxophone Quartets): Saxophone Class of Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt
Conductor: Jialin Li