toufic maatouk

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Toufic Maatouk, is one of the most compelling conductors of his generation. In the 2012 season, Maatouk began his tenure as Artistic Director of the Beirut Chants Festival in Lebanon. He is also Guest Conductor of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra since 2013 and a Guest Conductor of the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra Orchestra since 2017. Maatouk was appointed Artistic Director and Choir Master of the Antonine University Choir, in August 2005 and Head of the vocal department in the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music since October 2015. He is currently Head of Academy of the Saudi Music Hubs in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Istituto Pontificio di Musica Sacra (Pims) in Rome where he conducted and published different studies on the syro-maronite chants. As chief conductor, Toufic Maatouk has led the Antonine University choir for more than 17 years.

“The orchestra and choir owe their success to the musical direction of maestro Toufic Maatouk who showed an enviable capacity for concertation and control of the masses. His musical sensitivity was immediately evident from the first sounds of the cellos and the care in the search for a specific and symbolic sound. For each connotation, right from those first thrilling moments, the distinctive feature of his enlightened reading was found” (Opera magazine)

In 2020, Maatouk was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic as “Cavaliere dell’Ordine Della Stella d’Italia” and been nominated by the Peace and Prosperity Trust (UK) as Artistic adviser to the Trust.

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To Beirut With Peace… When Music Builds Nations

To Beirut With Peace… When Music Builds Nations

When the August 4 explosion rocked Beirut, the Lebanese tenor Bechara Moufarrej was busy releasing his album “Road Trip.”…

Rossini in Libano

Rossini in Libano

Lo Stabat Mater al Festival di Baalbeck, nel Libano multiculturale che cerca di tornare agli antichi fasti. In Libano il centenario…

Une fable philosophique de Mozart sur l’amour

Une fable philosophique de Mozart sur l’amour

Ce soir, à 20h30, « Cosi fan tutte » (« Ainsi font-elles toutes »), opéra bouffe de Mozart dans sa version concert de…

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Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra

W.A. Mozart- Concerto n.23 in A Major, KV488
Aimo Pagin, Piano

Mozart- Great Mass in C minor
Corul Academic Radio
Teodora Gheorghiu, Soprano
Marta Sandu, Soprano
Andrei Lazar, Tenor
Marius Bolos, Bass
Ciprian Tutu, Choir Master

Ottavio Ziino Vocal Competition
Toufic Maatouk, Jury member

Program: To be determined

Beirut Chants Festival
Grand Opening

Program: To be determined

Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra

Program: To be determined

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Baalbeck International Festival 2019
Romanian Chamber Orchestra - Christmas Concert 2018
Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra - Bucharest
Beirut Chants Festival 2015 - Grand Opening - Puccini - Messa di Gloria
G. Puccini - Messa di Gloria - Carnegie Hall - New York Debut - May 2015

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The orchestra and choir owe their success to the musical direction of maestro Toufic Maatouk who showed an enviable capacity for concertation and control of the masses. His musical sensitivity was immediately evident from the first sounds of the cellos and the care in the search for a specific and symbolic sound. For each connotation, right from those first thrilling moments, the distinctive feature of his enlightened reading was found

– Opera magazine

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Ahmadouka - Je te loue

Le Mystère Pascal

Chants pour Marie - Marial Hymns

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