MUSIC ‣ Virtuoso Flutist Maron Anis Khoury Performs Hypnosis by Ian Clarke
Updated: May 16, 2021
Phil Cartwright, Founder
Maron Anis Khoury is Second Flute with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. At age 20, Maron became the youngest musician to join the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Born in the village of Tarshiha, Galilee, to a musical family, Khoury started playing the flute at the age of 11. Three years later, he was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with renowned flutist Jeffrey Khaner.
Khoury is a recipient of several grants from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Charles M. Kanev Memorial Fellowship. In addition, he is a winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Schoen Fellowship Grant in honor of Charlotte White. He performed under many notable conductors including James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach and Daniel Barenboim.
Khoury has performed numerous concerts and recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe and has a long list of invitations to lead workshops. He has performed with The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of the renown conductor Daniel Barenboim. Maron has also participated in the New York Mostly Mozart festival, The Lake Tahoe summer festival, and has performed as soloist with iPalpiti Festival among others.
Maron has a wide range of repertoire which includes operatic, symphonic, solo and chamber music repertoire. He has performed many of the most challenging flute pieces such as Rodrigo, Ibert, Jolivet concertos, In living memory by Ichyanagi. In addition he performed Daphnis and Chloe, afternoon of the faun with the Curtis institute orchestra. Maron can regularly be heard performing in operas at the Met, which include Bizet’s Carmen, Rossini and Verdi operas among many others.
Maron tells us that Ian Clarke's Hypnosis is his favorite flute piece. It is with great pleasure that we pass along his video performance with Bryan Wagorn on piano.