Master Class with Hanna Khoury – March 30, 2012

Friday, March 30 – 10am to 12noon

Beit Zatoun (612 Markham St / Bathurst)

Master Class with Hanna Khoury
Violin virtuoso with Intercultural Journeys

Preceding his performance with Intercultural Journeys at Koerner Hall on Saturday, March 31, violin virtuoso, Hanna Khoury will lead a public master class at Beit Zatoun.

About Hanna Khoury

Hanna Khoury is trained in both Western classical and Arabic classical music styles. As the music director of the Arabesque Music Ensemble, he has led nationwide tours performing traditional Arabic music in major venues and universities. Mr. Khoury has recently toured with Lebanese superstar Fairuz, and played lead violin with Iraqi singer Kazem Al-Saher and Grammy winner Youssou N’Dour.

In addition, he has recorded violin solo and strings for the Grammy-nominated song Beautiful Liar, featuring Shakira and Beyoncé. He has also recorded strings for Shakira’s Grammy performance, Hips Don’t Lie. Mr. Khoury can also be heard on the song Love and Compassion, featuring Kazem Al-Saher and Paula Cole, and he has also recorded several sound tracks for award-winning films and documentaries, including Encounter Point, Amreeka, and Mosque in Morgan Town.

Mr. Khoury performs frequently with cellist Udi Bar-David and Intercultural Journeys. As a former principal violinist of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, he has performed numerous tours with world-class artists and musicians, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He has also collaborated with members of the Staatskapelle Berlin in multiple concerts in Malta and Israel, and he currently performs with the Harrisburg Symphony and Lancaster Symphony. Mr. Khoury is the recipient of the America Israel Scholarship and Qattan Foundation Award.

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Need to know:
– Doors open at 9:50 am
– No charge
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

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