Opus Klassik for Fatma Said as Young Artist of the Year 2021

Fatma Said © Felix Broede

The Egyptian soprano and Eisler graduate Fatma Said is awarded the Opus Klassik 2021 as Young Artist of the Year with her debut album "El Nour". The new prize for classical music in Germany is presented by a top-class jury. The award ceremony will take place on October 10, 2021 in the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Fatma Said completed her bachelor's degree at Eisler in 2013 and completed her master's degree with Prof. Renate Faltin in 2018. The 30-year-old Cairo-born soprano has won numerous competitions, was a member of the opera studio at La Scala in Milan and made her debut there in September 2016 as Pamina in Peter Stein's production of The Magic Flute under the direction of Ádám Fischer. In 2016 she was selected for the renowned New Generation Artist program on BBC Radio 3. Fatma Said is known for her social commitment. She represented Egypt on Human Rights Day 2014 and appeared at the United Nations in Geneva with Juan Diego Florez.

Her most recent engagements include Pamina with La Scala in Milan at the opening of the Shangyin Opera House in Shanghai, her debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Mozart's Requiem at the BBC Proms, a tour of France with the Orchester des Champs-Elysées, Fauré's Requiem at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and recitals at the Dresden Music Festival, the Schubertiade in Hohenems with David Fray, at the Manial Palace Festival in Cairo and at the Wigmore Hall in London. Recently she also recorded Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with Adam Fischer and the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Nielsen's Symphony No. 3 with Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

In recent years she has performed in numerous concerts, recitals and festivals in many well-known concert halls and opera houses around the world, including the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Hamburg State Opera, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, the Wexford Opera in Ireland, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Pembroke Music Festival, the Schubertiade in Valdegovia, the Lockenhaus Festival, the Schumann Festival and the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, the Music Festival Bad Kissingen and the Dinar Music Festival.