Joelle Khoury

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Personal information

Title: 
Composer, Lecturer, Piano Teacher

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Immeuble des 2 palmiers, Cardinal Sayegh Str., Jisr el-Bacha, Sin el Fil
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 484057 & 961 4 871780
Mobile phone: 
961 3 812959
Personal email address: 
spherious2000@yahoo.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
Address: 
El-Hayek Round About, Sin el-Fil
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 489530 & 961 1 217289
Fax: 
961 1 484957 & 961 4 871780
Work email address: 
joellekhou@gmail.com

Education

Master's degree, Philosophy, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Economics and Musicology, George Mason University, United States of America.
Diploma, Playing and teaching piano, Lebanese National Conservatory, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Music Composer ( jazz and classical music)
Electroacoustics
Pianist
Philosophy
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Piano teacher, 1994 - present, Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Lecturer, 1994 - present, Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Honorary office and memberships

Initiator and President of "Meet The Composer", an organization aiming to promote Lebanese contemporary composers, 2009.

Member of Eka3, 2008 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Khoury, J. (2007). Dream She Is [CD] (opera monodrama in Arabic, chamber music and voice with Fadia Tomb El Hage, based on texts by Jacques Aswad, conductor Harout Fazlian). Beirut: eka3productions.
  • Khoury, J. (2005). Is It So! [CD]. Beirut: Maurice and Joelle Khoury.
  • Khoury, J. (2003). Music and Poetry [CD] (Chamber orchestra and voice, 11 pieces based on poetry by: Heine, Rilke, Goethe, Novalis and Nadia Tueini. Beirut: Joelle Khoury and La CDtheque.
  • Khoury, J. (1999). Tumbling Up [CD]. Beirut: Experimental Art Concept.
Major achievements: 
  • Founded In-Version (a Jazz quintet dedicated to performing original Jazz compositions), 1995.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • "Electroesie", performance including text by Lebanese poet Antoine Boulad, film based on Dima Hajjar’s paintings and electroacoustic music.
  • "AAAAAh…", concert in homage to John Cage, one piece based on Virginia Woolf’s Between The Acts.