THE PHILHARMONIC
Mohamed Sharara
Mohamed Sharara
  • Violin II
  • Sub-Principal

Born in 1984, Mohamed Sharara started playing the violin at seven at the Cairo Conservatoire with Marlis Younis Khan and Professor Hassan Sharara. In 2005, he graduated with a Bachelor in Music from the Cairo Conservatoire with the citation Excellent with honor. He was then appointed as teacher in the Conservatoire strings section. In 2006 he continued his studies with Professor Lydia Dobrobskaya at Augsburg Music Hochschule in Germany.

Between 2003 and 2006 Mohamed played as assistant leader in the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. Mohamed Sharara’s past and present performing engagements include West Eastern Divan Orchestra (2000-2001) with Daniel Barenboim, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (2006-2007) with Christoph Eschenbach, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra with James Levine (2006), and concertmaster of the World Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yotaka Sado. Mediterranean Sea orchestra. Many times he has been the soloist with the Bibliotheca Alexandarina Orchestra, Cairo Festival Orchestra, Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. He has also played numerous recitals with piano in the Cairo Opera House. Mr. Sharara won the first prize in the Higher Supreme Council Competition 2000-2002.