The Ministry of Culture approved the conditions of enrolling in the competition accompanying the 28th edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference organized by the Egyptian Opera House.
The festival will be held from November 1 to 12. Director of the festival and competition Gihane Morsy told the press on August 1 that the competition is named after Dr. Ratiba al-Hefni.
The singing department is dedicated to young people from the age of 17 to 35 years; its prizes total up to LE 55,000, and the prizes for children from the age of 6 to 14 years amounts to LE 27,000. The contestants must perform a heritage song and any other song they choose. However, individuals with special needs are exempted from these conditions.
“As for the solo competition on the eastern takht instruments (Flute, Qanun, Oud, Violin, Cello), the contest requires that the age of the applicant should not exceed 35 years, and that the applicant should perform an optional work of a musical compositions that is no less than 10 minutes long, and Takasim for 3 minutes. That is in addition to another work to be selected by the jury and announced before the qualifications week,” resumed Morsy, pointing to allocating LE 55,000 in prizes for the winners.
October 25 was set as the deadline for receiving applications