Shaza Oweda

Born and raised into a musical family, Shaza’s passion for music started at a young age. She is the daughter of the Egyptian composer, Abd El-Azim Oweda.

She began studying the violin at Cairo Conservatory by the age of 8, under Professor Mona Garrana and resumed her education with Professor Marlis Yunuskhanov, then with Professor Hassan Sharara. Shaza proceeded to obtain her bachelor’s degree in 2006 at Cairo Conservatory, where she graduated with excellence with honours. She is a trained classical violinist with over fifteen years of orchestral experience.

Numerous masterclasses and workshops have been components of her comprehensive musical education. The musical expertise she has acquired encompasses the knowledge and understanding necessary for the performance of classical violin music within the Western and Arabic canons on a professional level basis.

As a professional violinist, Shaza was a member of the Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Egyptian Philharmonic Society Chamber Orchestra with the Egyptian conductor Dr. Ahmed El Saedi. In 2007, she participated with the Cairo Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at Beethoven’s Festival in Bonn. Along with the several concerts she has taken part in with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and Bibliotheca Alexandria Chamber Orchestra.

Several recitals and chamber music performances have been given by Shaza in numerous Cairo and Alexandria venues, including Cairo Conservatory, Cairo Opera House, the Russian Cultural Center, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria Center of Arts, and others. And also performing as a soloist with Cairo Conservatory Orchestra and Cairo Symphony Orchestra in multiple occasions.

In 2008, Shaza joined The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to this day.