NADER ABBASSI - Conductor and Composer
In his conducting career Nader Abbassi benefits from his wide professional experience as composer, singer and bassoonist.
He made his acclaimed conducting-debut in 2002 with Verdi's "Aida" at the pyramids in Giza.
His extensive work as an opera-conductor includes:
“Maria Golovine”, “Hamlet”, “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “La Belle Helene”, “Aida”, “Carmen” (Marseille Opera House), “Dialogues des Carmelites” (Opéra de Bordeaux), “Aida” (Glimmerglass Festival New York, Thessaloniki Greece, Beijing China), “La Traviata”, “La Bohème” (Ireland & Russia), “Madama Butterfly”, “Barbe Bleue” (Marseille) “Kiss Me Kate” (Geneva).
In the course of his career Nader Abbassi has held the positions of artistic director and principal conductor of the following orchestras:
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Doha, Katar (2009-2012)
Cairo Opera Opera Orchestra, Cairo, Egypt (2002-2011)
Under his leadership these orchestras were invited to perform in many tours and festivals in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Greece, South-Korea, China, Oman, Mexico, Argentina.
Since 2004 Nader is the musical director of the
Orchestre pour la Paix Paris, France.
This orchestra was founded by the Argentinian pianist Miguel Estrella and unites young professional musicians from all over the world to promote a peaceful dialogue between different cultures and religions.
With the Orchestre pour la Paix Nader Abbassi leads performances at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Petra (Jordan), the International Court of Justice at De Hague, Théâtre de Châtelet, the Sénat de France.
A charismatic artistic leader, commanding a large repertoire of opera, ballet and symphonic music, he is a regular guest conductor at many international opera companies and orchestras, such as: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Marseille, Orchestre de Bordeaux, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Glimmerglass Festival NY, Sacramento Philharmonic, Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera Oman, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Lisbon Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a permanent Jury member of the “International Stenhammar Singing Competition” at Norrköping, the UNESCO City of Music in Sweden.
Nader Abbassi is the founder and musical director of the
United Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir - with whom he performs various concerts and participates in numerous international musical events.
In 2021 Maestro Nader Abbassi is the musical director and conductor of two unique historical events in Egypt - each including more than 1000 musicians under his his leadership:
The Pharaoh’s Golden Parade - celebrating the journey of 22 Royal mummies through the city of Cairo . (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnlXW7KZl0c)
The Opening Ceremony of the Antique Sphinx Road at Luxor
Both events were globally broadcast and earned wide international recognition.
The Sphinx Road also featured several of Nader's original compositions.
The compositions of Nader Abbassi are being performed by numerous orchestras in France, Europe, Asia, North- and South America.
For his achievements in music and culture Nader Abbassi has received many distinctions and awards: (selection)
-Award of Excellency for the Pharao’s Golden Parade by the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism Egypt
-Award of Excellency of the Ministry of Culture Egypt
-Award of Honour of the University of Technology and Information, Cairo, Egypt
-Award of Lifetime Achievement of the Egyptian State TV
-GPIS Award of Excellency
-Award of Special Achievements for the Arts, National Academy of Arts Egypt
-Award of Achievment for the Young Generation
of the Cairo University -Award of Honour of Ain Shams University