Mohamed Ibrahim Saleh
Mohamed Ibrahim Saleh
  • Oboe
  • Co-Principal

Mohamed Ibrahim Saleh started his oboe studies at age 12 and won his first solo position in the Cairo Opera at 17. Shortly after, he received his Bachelor of Music from the Cairo Conservatory and continued his studies at Roosevelt University of Chicago in the United States. There he studied under Alex Klein and received his Master of Oboe Performance and Orchestra Studies in 2004. Other studies followed in Rostock College of Music and Theatre in Rostock, Germany, where he received his Artist Diploma (Konzert Examen) in Oboe Performance, Orchestral and Chamber Music studies in 2006.

While in Germany Mr. Saleh performed with numerous professional German orchestras including the Heidelberg Sinfoniker and Philharmonic of The Nations, and he appeared as soloist with the Rostock Philharmonic Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Radio Orchestra of Munich). Since 1999 Mohamed has maintained his position as principal oboist with the West-Eastern Divan Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Daniel Barenboim, and he has appeared as a soloist with the orchestra.