Magdi Fouad Boulos is a renowned Cello player known for his virtuosic talent and captivating performances. Born and raised in Shoubra, Cairo 1941, Magdi showed a natural aptitude for music at a young age and has to come from a musical family, his father being the head violinist of a popular Egyptian Radio Station between 1945- 1959.
Magdi, obtained an education at Towfekia High School, then went on to complete his Bachelors in Music with Honours.
Amongst performing throughout his early days, he quickly gained recognition by other musicians due to his passionate and emotive performances. Audiences were always captivated by his ability to convey the deepest emotions through his music. This led to Magdi’s discovery by the great composer, Ryad Alsonbati whom he arranged to have him join the orchestra of “Om Kalthoum”, a group he performed with for decades. During this era, Magdi travelled to all parts of the world, USA, Russia, England, France, Australia and all Arab countries where he met an array of gifted and cultured musicians. He also had a successful solo career, travelling with the Academic delegation to Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Spain for solo performances of Egyptian and oriental music on the cello. Further adding to his career, he worked as a music teacher in educational institutes such as Helwan Music University and the Academy of Arts, where he was committed to passing on his knowledge and love of music to the next generation of musicians. More specifically, he also taught to those in the military band of the Egyptian Army.
He considers his highest achievement to be of those praises and affirmations received by his admired composers and musicians. Magdi believes that the years between 1950 and 1990, were the golden era of the arts in both Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.