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Tatiana Primak-Khoury

The Ukrainian-Lebanese pianist Tatiana Primak-Khoury began her concert career in her native Ukraine before extending her activities to concerts in Europe, America and the Middle East. A laureate of national and international piano competitions in Ukraine, she graduated with honours at Kiev Lysenko Special Music School in 1991 followed by a master’s degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev in 1996. In 1998 she moved to Lebanon and since then has been committed to expanding the boundaries of traditional repertoire, constantly searching and adding new contemporary pieces such as works by Ovchinnikov, Rautavaara, Saygun, Roxanna Panufnik and many others to her growing repertoire and devoting her interest to performing rarely heard works by Ukrainian and Lebanese composers such as Lyatoshynsky, Ishenko, Kolodub, Lysenko, Kosenko, Skorik, Stankovytch, Liashenko, Anis Fuleihan, Toufic Succar, Georges Baz, Bechara El-Khoury, Houtaf Khoury, Abdallah Masri, and Gabriel Yared, in addition to other major repertoire. Married to Lebanese composer Houtaf Khoury, she has given several premières of his piano works including his Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Ukrainian National Orchestra in 1996, Piano Concerto No. 2 “Angel of light” with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, three piano sonatas and other works. Tatiana Primak-Khoury serves as an artist-in-residence at the University of Balamand and teaches at the National Lebanese Conservatory of Music.