B i o g r a p h y

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the

United Philharmonic Orchestra

In his conducting career Nader Abbassi benefits from his wide professional experience as a singer, Bassoonist and Composer.

In July 2011 Nader Abbassi was the first Musical Director & Principal Conductor for the “Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra” (QPO),

from 2002 until 2011 he was the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Cairo Opera Orchestra.

In 2002 Nader Abbassi made his acclaimed debut conducting "Aida" at the pyramids in Giza.

Following this production he conducted many operas, ballets and symphonic concert. (including works of: Mozart, Stravinsky, Brahms,  Offenbach, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Poulenc, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, , Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Bernstien, Prokofiev, Holst, Bartok, Honegger, Arvo Part, Williams, Cole Porter).

Under his direction the Cairo Opera Orchestra was invited to various festivals, opera productions and concerts (Greece, Mexico, Germany, China, Oman, France).


Nader Abbassi is also the artistic director of the "Orchestre pour la Paix" in Paris. This orchestra was founded by the Argentinian pianist Miguel Estrella and unites young professional musicians from all over the world for the promotion of a peaceful dialogue between different cultures and religions.

Nader is a permanent member of the Jury of the “International Stenhammar Singing Competition” at Norrköping.

In 2006 Nader Abbassi conducted Menotti’s opera "Maria Golovine"  at the Marseille Opera House. Since then he regularly returned to conduct concerts and operas: “Hamlet”, “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “La Belle Helene”, “Aida” and “Carmen”. “Dialogues des Carmelites” at Opéra de Bordeaux, “Aida” at Glimmerglass Festival New York USA, "Camren and La Traviata with the North West Opera (Ireland & Russia) Madama Butterfly a Marseille 2016 (France) Kiss Me, Kate (Geneva) La Traviata a Marseille 2018/2019


The compositions of Nader Abbassi are being performed by many Orchestras in France, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Slovenia, 


Nader Abbassi conducts various international orchestras:

Philharmonique de Marseille, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Symphony Orchestra of the state of Mexico, Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Orchester des Richard Strauss Konservatoriums München (Germany) , Orchestre National Pays de la Loire, Orchestra National Bordeaux Aquitaine (France), Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, , Nuriev Festival with the Bashkir Opera Orchestra (Russia), Orquesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato, , Norrkoping Philharmonic Orchestra (Sweden), Euro Orchestra da camera di Bari (Italy), Lisbon Philharmonic Orchestra (Portugal), North west Opera Orchestra (Ireland), Orchestre de la suisse Romande (for his own Composition), Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Rouen Opera Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Normandie (France), Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovenia). HEM Symphony Orchestra (Geneva). He gave his US debut with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra in spring 2008.