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Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem

Former Minister of Culture

Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem joined Cairo Symphony Orchestra in the Egyptian Opera House as the first Soloist of flute and was chosen as a Director of Cairo Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2012. She was also Dean of the Cairo Conservatoire from 2004 to 2010. Abdel-Dayem worked as a Vice-President of the Academy of Arts from 2009 to 2012.
For the first time in Egypt, Abdel-Dayem established a “Flute Learning Class” for children of an early age through the Talent Development Center in The Opera House in 1999. In addition, she is the Artistic Advisor for the Association of “Al Nour Wa Al _Amal” for the special needs, and was recently elected as the sixth President of the Arab Music Complex – Subjected to the Arab League for the four coming years.
She worked as the Head of the  National Cultural Center of the Egyptian Opera House Until 2018.
Abdel-Dayem received several international and local awards, including: First Prize of the Union of Music Institutes of France, the Best Artist of the North Korean Art Festival in 1999), the Encouragement Award in the Arts in 2000, in addition to several honors and certificates of appreciation. She also received the Creative Prize from the Academy of Arts at the Ministry of Culture.
In the early 2000s, Abdel-Dayem was awarded a prize for being “one of the most creative Egyptian women of the century” and in 2001, she received Egypt’s State Prize in Arts.
Abdel-Dayem graduated from the Flute Department of the Cairo Conservatory in 1984. She obtained two masters degrees in 1985 and a doctorate in “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris” in 1989.
Moreover, Abdel-Dayem was also the supervisor of several scientific doctorate and master’s degree in arts in many Egyptian universities and institutes. She participated in the preparation of educational syllables and headed several scientific, artistic, and cultural committees in Egypt and Arab countries.