Hazem was awarded the first price as "The Best Oud Player in the Arab World" in the International Oud Competition in Beirut sponsored by the Catholic University in 2002. He published his first album "Al Aysh wal Malh" in 2006 with "Masar" band and has recently published his first solo album, "Things that I miss" or "Hagat Wahshany"
Hazem is an Egyptian musician born in Alexandria. He graduated in 1999 from The Higher Institute for Arabic Music. He is also one of the first graduates of The Arabic Oud House, founded by Nasseer Shamma, in 2002. He taught Oud at The Arabic Oud House for 5 years and then at The Cairo Opera House where he currently works. He is a leading and founding member of the band "Eskenderella" which performs Egyptian heritage music of Sayed Darwish and El Sheikh Imam, as well as their own songs, composed by himself and written by prominent Egyptian poets including Fouad Haddad, Nguib shehab El Din, Amin Haddad and Ahmed Haddad.
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