My career

   Pianist and composer, I've been living in Paris since 2004. I am one of the few pianists to master the western and arab-eastern repertoires, as well as the syro-maronite sacred music repertoire. I graduated from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon (Laure Akiki’s class), the Russian Conservatory 'Serge Rachmaninoff "( Claire Lizé Mélonie’s class) and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (Michael Wladkowski’s class in piano, Devy Erlih’s class in  chamber music and Christine Marchais’ class in deciphering). After obtaining my diploma from the European Suzuki association in London I became a specialist in teaching music for toddlers starting three years old. I got my French State Diploma in piano from the “Pole of Higher Education of Music Ile-de-France”.

   During my training, I got the advice of leading pianists and pedagogues such as: Solomon Mikowski, Ramzi Yassa, Paul Badura-Skoda, Hamish Milne, John Ferguson and others. I also received the Second Prize of the Chatou City Competition in 2010, and I’ve been awarded by the Flame competition in Paris, and the Monrond-les-Bains competition.

   I am a confirmed concert artist. As a soloist, chamber musician, organist and choirmaster I gave several concerts in Lebanon, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Colombia and Venezuela. I shared the stage with musicians and many large renowned artists such as the soprano Maire-José Matar, tenor Father Naoum Khoury, mezzo-Soprano Roula Safar, baryton-Basse Shadi Tarabay, violist Emmanuel Raynaud, pianist Miguel Angel Estrella, Parisii Quartet, Symphonic Choir Montpelier, Lebanese philharmonic orchestra, etc ... at the Elysée Palace, Unesco Palace, Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Salle Cortot, Theatre Adyar, Château d'Orion Festival, Oriental Nights Festival in Dijon, Musicometa Festival Rome, Fondazione Siotto festival Calgiari, Palace of the United Nations Genève, Insitut français of Budapest, Molière theater in Brussels, theater of Fine Arts in Bogota, etc ...

   I am very attentive to contemporary Lebanese musical creation which I strive to disseminate as widely as possible. I was with the CPML (Lebanese Musical Heritage Center) at the time of its inauguration in Beirut-Lebanon in 2012. I am fully dedicated to the dissemination of the "Lebanese Musical Heritage" in order to publicize "the richness of the latter and preserve it to pass it on to future generations. " In November 2019, I co-found in Paris with my friend Zeina Saleh-Kayali, vice-president of the Lebanese Musical Heritage Center, the first festival totally dedicated to the Lebanese composers, "Les Musicales du Liban".

   I am currently a professor at the Conservatory of Paris and the Suzuki Institute in Paris, and at the same time I hold the position of organist and choirmaster at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon in Paris. In parallel with my intense musical activity, i had a PhD in economic history at the university of Sorbonne-Université.