Dina Abd El-Hamid

Curricumlum Vitae


Artistic and Professional Experience

• Composer and oudist. I started my studies at the Faculty of Music Education in 1990 delving into various music departments, including Eastern Music, Western Music, and Music Analysis.

• From 1999 to 2001, I joined the Arabic Oud House in Egypt from which I was graduated with grade “Very Good”, under supervision of the well-known Oudist Nosseir Shamma.

• I worked at the Arabic Oud House as an instructor. And in parallel with my oud career and passion, I resumed my studies and obtained various prominent certifications, including :

• Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication Department in 2004- Grade: Very Good.
• Post-graduate diploma in Program Preparation and Presentation from the TV & Radio Institute.
• Political Communication Diploma from the Middle East Studies Center.

Oud Duet

• Artist Dina Abdel Hamid and her Syrian husband Ghassan Al-Yousif are the first duet to introduce an oud duet performance in the Arab world.

• The Oud Duet participated in many specialized international festivals, including the Oud Festival in Tetouan (Morocco), Istanbul Music Conservatory (Turkey) and the International Oud Festival that was held under the auspices of the Egyptian Opera House. The duet held many successful concerts in various cultural places in Egypt. The Oud Duet performance was acclaimed by critics and musical fans alike and it showcases a large collection of distinguished work on the oud instrument.

• The Oud Duet, accompanied by their band of 20 musicians, participated in many artistic concerts in different cultural centers.

• The Oud Duet members are instructors at the Egyptian Opera House since 2016 to the present day, in both Cairo and Damanhour branches and they have many students who love the Oud instrument

• The Oud Duet has established an Oud class at the Arab Music Institute, the Talent Development Center of the Egyptian Opera House, since 2016 till now.

• The duet participated in the Arab Music Festival in 2016.

• It performed in Kuwait Festival of 2016, same year when Kuwait was selected as the Capital of Islamic culture.

• It also participated in the Oud Festival in Tetouan, Morocco, 2010.

• The duet performed in Turkey upon invitation from Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory, in 2010.

• It also participated in Jabal Amman’s Oud Day in Jordan.

• It was hosted by various television programs.

• I wrote several musical compositions such as the Samai Ajam (Miramar), Longa Hijaz Kar (Longa Dina), Samai Nahawand, etc.

Contact info

  • +201005210008


  • dinaabdelhamid66666@gmail.com

Concerts and Festivals in Various Theaters and Cultural Centers

I presented many successful concerts in theaters and cultural centers, inter alia:
• Egyptian Opera House
• El Sawy Culturewheel
• Bibliotheca Alexandrina
• Alexandria Creative Center
• Prince Taz Palace
• Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center
• Beit El-Hawary
• Ewart Hall of the American University in Cairo

My work was acclaimed both by critics and musical fans, which led me to represent Egypt in many specialized international and local fairs, including:
• “Festival of the Arab World Institute”, Paris
• “Rabat Festival”, Morocco
• “Cartage Festival”, Tunisia
• Etc.

“Egypt’s First Female Oudist” was the title given to Dina Abdel Hamid by newspapers and media professionals, as Dina used to play oud since her tender age, passionately attached to her instrument in her educational and professional journey through musical disciplines and many other ones, until the oud became her ideal medium to connect with the hearts and minds. She was inspired by top musicians of the Arab World and her instructors were among the elite oudists in the Arab world, among whom the Iraqi “Nosseir Shamma”.