Toufic Maatouk, conductor works between Lebanon, Bahrain, Italy, France and the United States. He is regularly invited to perfor with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. Artistic director of the Beirut International Song Festival, he also directs the choir of the Antonine University (Lebanon) as well as the vocal music department of the Beirut Conservatory and the Antonine University, faculty of music and musicology.
It is in this same university and the same conservatory that he followed his initial training where he obtained his diplomas of piano and lyric singing. He is also a graduate in musicology at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome where he directs and publishes several studies on the sirop-maronite songs. He continued his studies of conducting with E. Nicotra, A. Polyanichko, Mr. Stringer, A. Polischuk … On stage, he specialized in a broad romantic and lyrical repertoire.
As a leader, Toufic Maatouk led the Antonine University choir and the Lebanese Philharmonic Choir for more than twelve years. He regularly collaborates with the Al Bustan Festival, the Baalbeck International Festival, the Byblos Festival, the Ile de France Festival (Paris), the Carnegie Hall (New York), the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Roma), the Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli), the Academy of the Paris Opera (France), the Al-Ain Music Festival, the Bahrain International Music Festival.
In 2015, Maatouk directed Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at Carnegie Hall in New York and in 2016, Mozart’s Requiem at Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He regularly collaborates with various orchestras such as the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Carlo Orchestra (Naples), the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (Palermo). He has worked with renowned artists such as C. Giannatasio, L. Giordano, G. Schiavo, M. Palazzi, SJ Cho, D. Masleev, E. Le Sage, X De Maistres, F. Karaoui, G. Ferro, F. Dego, Modiglinai Quartet, Kodaly Quartet, B. Andrianov, A. Ghindin and others.