- Awatef Abdel Kerim
(b Alexandria, Oct 5, 1945). Egyptian composer. He took his first music lessons at the experimental music school in Helwan. At the age of 16 he continued his piano studies at the Cairo Conservatory, where he also studied composition with Gamal Abdel-Rahim and the Russian composer Guovany Michaelov. At that time he was already writing music for films and playing Egyptian light music in ensembles. After graduating in ...