Maron Anis Khoury, Second Flute
22-year-old Arab/Israeli virtuoso flutist Maron Anis Khoury has recently been appointed to the second flute position with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in New York City. 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, and graduated in 2009.
Khoury has performed under the direction of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Otto Werner Mueller, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Stern. Prior to enrollment at Curtis, Khoury studied with Eyal Ein-Habar and Uri Shoham (Israel Philharmonic), Sara Andon (Idyllwild Arts Academy), and David Shostak (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.)
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.