Hany Rizkalla is an architect and violinist from Egypt. He received his first composition lessons when he was 15 from Aziz El-Shawan, the first composer of his time to write Arabic opera and a student of Aram Khachaturian. Hany’s work is noticeably influenced by his classical violin training. Mr. Rizkalla has a long orchestral experience starting when he was 21 when he joined the Cairo Symphony Orchestra for 7 years, later in his life he moved to Canada and played with multiple professional groups in Ontario. He has been an active freelance musician in New York for the last 6 years.
Besides Mr. Rizkalla’s busy life as a violinist and architect, he continuous to refine his composition skills thru Julliard school evening composition classes. Hany holds a fellowship diploma in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cairo. He is also a registered architect of the state of New York and the province of Ontario, Canada and joined the Composers’ Collective last winter.