Reda Bedair was born in Alexandria, 1951 AD. At this time, he learned at the hands of senior masters, one of them was the Turkish Professor Milad Mansour, the zither player. Reda learned the Arabic strophic poems (Muwasshahat) and the music keys (Maqamat) and was taught by the Italian master Costa Menolli, the pianist, to enhance reading the musical note until he joined the Arab Music Institute in Alexandria to polish his talent and begin the right way. He learned the Oriental keys and the rhythmical meters at the Institute and learned the rules of reading the musical note that he had been taught before by the Masters. Beside his study at the Arab Music Institute, He studied outside the Institute with other professors as there was no study of the “Nay” instrument at the Institute. At the age of twelve, his artistic talent was adopted by one of the Revolution’s men, Mr. Hussein El-Shafeei, Deputy of the late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser. At this young age, Reda started working with several bands in Alexandria city among them was the Radio (broadcasting) band. His name started shining in the sky of Alexandria city… he become the most famous “Nay” player in Alexandria. The Egyptian Ministry of Culture honored him in the attendance of President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, in the inauguration of the New Nubia Museum in Aswan. Mr. President asked him about his distinct artistic work of the Pharaonic “Nay”, which acquired a worldwide reputation and has been broadcast on stations of all countries of the world.

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