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Rami Khalifé
1981 -
Lebanon, France
R. Khalifé
Rami Khalifé (25/09/1981) is a French-Lebanese composer and pianist. Khalifé was born in Beirut, Lebanon, into a family of musicians. His father is musician Marcel Khalifé and his mother is vocalist Yolla Khalifé. His brother is the percussionist Bachar Mar-Khalifé. Khalifé lived in Beirut until the age of eight when his family moved to Paris as part of a large wave of Lebanese people emigrating to France during the Lebanese Civil War. He eventually got French citizenship. In Paris, Khalifé attended the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt where he studied piano with Louis-Claude Thirion and Marie-Paule Siruguet, and later with Lebanese pianist Abd El Rahman El Bacha. Khalifé was awarded first place on piano and a degree in music theory. In 2000, Khalifé moved to New York City to study piano with Hungarian pianist Gyorgy Sandor at the Juilliard School of Music. He graduated in 2003.
Requiem for Beirut
Period:21st century
Composed in:2019
Requiem for Beirut (Live) (2019) featuring Whalran Seo, Michalis Economou, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra & Leipzig MDR Choir.