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Salma Sorour

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Salma Sorour
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Born in Cairo in 2003, Salma Sorour attended violin classes of professor Marlis Younskhan at the age of five. Then she joined the Cairo conservatoire, Academy of arts 2010-2011.

During her studies in the conservatoire, she took part in several concerts at the Cairo Opera House, the Russian Culture Center and the American University in Cairo under the supervision of her professor Marlis Younskhan. In 2012, she participated in the “Nutcracker”- International Television Contest for Young musicians in Moscow where she was selected as one of the best four competitors and won the contest diploma. The former Egyptian Ambassador in Moscow Dr. Mohamed El-Badry honored Salma for her outstanding performance at the contest. When she returned home, the ex-head of the foreign Culture Relations at the Ministry of Culture honored her during the international music day and she was also honored for her unique talent by the head of the Egyptian Association of graduates of soviet and Russian universities at the Russian Culture center. In 2015, she played for the first time as a soloist with the Cairo symphony orchestra. And since then, she had an annual concert in the accompaniment of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016, she took part in the competition of the Ministry of Culture and won the first prize, and in 2017, “Nicolas Latif” strings competition in Cairo. In 2018, she gave two concerts in Germany, in Berlin’s ”Konzerhaus” and at Potsdam’s “Nikolaissal” theatre. The same year that her annual concert with the Cairo symphony orchestra, the former Culture Minister Dr. Inas Abdeldayem and the ex-head of the Cairo Opera House Dr. Magdy Saber honored her and gave her the shield of the Ministry of culture. In 2019, she participated in Berlin in a masterclass with professor Victor Tretyakov and in 2021, in the golden parade of royal pharaonic mummies where she played a solo that was written specially for her by the Egyptian composer Hesham Nazih. In 2022, she participated in a masterclass with professor Vadim Gluzman in the Erben music festival in Munich.

She joined the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in October 2023.

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva