toufic maatouk

conductor

ABOUT

“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 has been Head of Academy of the Saudi Music Hubs in Riyadh (KSA). He is currently the Executive Manager of Programming at the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts organisation (UAE) and Academic Board member of the Global Leaders institute in Washington DC (USA).

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 in 2023 by the French Ministry of Culture he was granted the prestigious “Chevalier des arts et des lettres”.

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PLOIEŞTI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Program: C. M. Von Weber - 
L.V. Beethoven: 7th Symphony

Lebanese philharmonic orchestra & Antonine university choir

Program: G. Rossini
Petite Messe Solenelle

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Debut with National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest - November 2023
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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PUBLICATIONS

Ahmadouka - Je te loue

Le Mystère Pascal

Chants pour Marie - Marial Hymns

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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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