Nayer Nagui


Born in Alexandria, 1970. Joined the Alexandria Conservatoire, where he studied Piano under the Italian Prof. Herta Pappo. Furthered his Musical studies in Cairo, where he obtained the advanced certificate of the Royal Schools of Music, London, in Piano performing and Theory of Music, 1996.

Studied conducting with Prof. Maestro Dominique Rouits at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where he obtained his diploma of conducting in 2001.

His vast repertoire ranges from Symphonic, Opera, Oratorios and Ballet conducting to Musicals, and Light Music. Among it, Rossini’s 3 comic Operas, Verdi’s “Aida”, “Rigoletto”, “Ballo in Maschera”, La “Traviata”, “Il Trovatore”, Puccini’s “Tosca”, “La Boheme”, Donizzeti’s “L’elisir d’amore” and Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” , “Cosi fan tutte”, “Don Giovanni”, Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”, and Bizet’s “Carmen”.

His Ballet repertoire includes, Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet”, Ravel’s “Bolero”, Khatchaturian’s “Spartacus”, Theodorakis’s “Zorba”, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” , “Sleeping Beauty”, Adam’s “Le Corsaire”, “Giselle”, Minkus’s “Don Quixotte”, “La Bayadère” , Stravinsky’s “Firebird” and Gamal Abdel Rahim “Osiris”.
As for Oratorios and Choral works, it includes Mozart, Brahms, Fauré and Verdi Requiems as well as Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Schubert and Dvorak Stabat Maters, Vivaldi’s and Poulenc’s Glorias, Saygun’s Yunus Emre, Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevski”, Mozart C minor and Coronation Masses, Beethoven C Major Mass, Elgar’s “The Light of Life”, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang”.

He wrote many compositions and arrangements for Choir, Orchestra and Soloists, performed in Egypt and in several International Festivals around the world, amongst them the music for the celebration convened by the Ministry of Culture marking the Golden Jubilee of the nationalization of Suez Canal, the music for the celebration convened by the Algerian Ministry of Culture marking Algiers as the Capital of Arabic Culture in 2006.His Arrangements of Sayyed Darwish songs for Choir won the Silver award for Stylish interpretation of Arabic Music in “Prague Voices” Choir Competition 2012,and a Silver diploma in the “World Choir Games” competition in Sochi 2016.

Currently, Principal Conductor of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra and Former Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Conductor of Opera Lebanon “Arabic Opera” project, touring the most distinguished Theaters and Opera Houses among the Arab world with Maroun Rahi’s “Antar & Abla” Opera and many original works made to spread an authentic Arabic Cultural Heritage through the world of Opera, putting Operas in
Arabic language side by side with the Masterpieces of the repertoire.
Recently, He was chosen to conduct Lee Bradshaw’s Zarqa Al Yamama, the first Saudi Arabian Opera production in Arabic language.This unique production included world class Soloists side to the renowned British Mezzo-Soparano Dame Sarah Connolly. The performances included Brno Philharmonic Choir and accompanied by The Dresden Sinfoniker sharing the baton with Spanish
conductor Pablo Gonzalez.
The Founder and the Musical Director of the “Cairo Celebration Choir”, a Choir of 120 members performing famous Chorus works and Oratorios.
He is also a Musical Director of Disney’s dubbing animation in Arabic language.
His song “Elyoom” “The Day” was chosen as the official song of the Belt and Road folkloric festival in Lang Fang, China.
In addition to his yearly program with Orchestras and Choirs in Egypt, he also conducted Lecce Symphony Orchestra and Calabria Chamber Orchestra from Italy, European Camerata from the U.K, Ensemble Georges Solti from Hungary, the Bonner Vokalisten and The Dresdner Sinfoniker from Germany, Moroccan Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Algerian Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Joven di Andalucia from Spain, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Minsk Festival Orchestra from Belarus, Shenzen Symphony Orchestra from China, Kappabachi Opera ensemble from Japan, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Brno Philharmonic Choir from The Czech Republic.