Awatef Abdel Karim
Awatef Abdel Karim (Arabic: عواطف عبدالكريم; born 1931) is an Egyptian composer of contemporary classical music. Karim is the first Egyptian female composer to formally study music composition. She has composed for piano, violin, choir, and orchestra, and has also written music for children. In 1991, she succeeded Gamal Abdel-Rahim as chairman of the composition and conducting department of the Cairo Conservatoire, serving in that position until 1997. A revised edition of her book, Music Appreciation of Nineteenth Century Music was published in 2005 in Cairo. She was awarded the State Merit Award in June 2006. Her notable students include Ahmed El-Saedi, Ali Osman, and Mohamed Abdelwahab Abdelfattah.
- Nine Pieces for Children, piano
- Mattar, Nahla (2006). "Women Musicians in Egypt". IAWM Journal. 12 (2). Retrieved 2007-11-16.
- AAWM article mentioning Awatef Abdel Karim
- International Alliance for Women in Music article mentioning Awatef Abdel Karim