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Katia Makdissi-Warren: Biography

Katia Makdissi-Warren

Region: Québec

Katia Makdissi-Warren

Katia’s compositions offer a unique blend of Middle Eastern, Western and Canadian Aboriginal musical styles.

She studied with P. Louis Hage, Franco Donatoni, Ennio Morricone, Manfred Stahnke and Michel Longtin.

Katia created the score for the multimedia gallery spaces in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. She composed among other the soundtrack for the National Museum of Singapore, for the National Canadian Museum for Human Rights and for documentaries and television screens in Korea, Singapore and Japan.

Her work is regularly broadcast and performed by a variety of ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Lebanese Oriental National Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the McGill University chamber orchestra. Katia is the founder and artistic director of OktoEcho (www.oktoecho.com), a musical ensemble that specializes in fusing Middle Eastern, Western and First Nations styles. The ensemble has toured in Canada, Europe, Lebanon and Morroco.

July 2018

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