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About Honiball

Honiball Joseph is a composer, conductor, and pianist, with more than thirty years (Since 1986) of extensive international experience in music and art. He graduated from Tehran Music Conservatory and Tehran Azad Art University. Joseph has been a music educator since 1986. He is the founder and current CEO of Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation. Honiball is passionate about helping high-quality art become more accessible to the community.

Creativity, the generation of new ideas, and novel styles in art have been inseparable aspects of his life.

Founder & Director

  • Gilgamesh International Composition Competition (2020 - Present) in the US

  • Gilgamesh Chamber Orchestra (2016 - present) in the US

  • Iranian Choir of America (2015 - 2018) in the US

  • Beneil Music Academy (2001 - 2015) in Iran

  • Messiah Ensemble (1998 - 2015) in Iran

  • Ambassadors of Christ Choir (1997- 1999) in Iran

  • Virtual Iranian Global Art Festival in (2005 - 2008) in Iran

 

In addition to numerous recitals, he has organized, conducted, arranged and composed several orchestral and vocal concerts such as:

Classical Music​​

  • Moment Musical Recital at the Norman P. Murray City Hall in Mission Viejo (2018)

  • Serenades, the Melodies of Love at IQ studio in Orange County (2017)

  • Intercultural music in 10 languages - Representing various Eastern and Western cultures to Iranians- at Milad Tower, Tehran (2013)

Assyrian Music

  • Contemporary Assyrian Folk Concert at Marines' Memorial Theatre in San Francisco (2019)

  • Contemporary Assyrian Folk Concert at Smothers Theater in Malibu (2019)

  • Living Assyria Concert at the British Museum, London (Feb 22, 2019)

  • Mesopotemian Nights C-PAEC in Los angeles, Calabasas (2015)

  • Assyrian Folk concert at German Embassy in Tehran (2013)

  • Mesopotamian Nights - Performing Ishtar & Tammuz- at San Jose (2013)

 

Persian Music

  • Rumi, Vox Musica Choir female choir -A FILM AND MUSIC CONCERT- at Sacramento (Apr 26, 27, 28, 2019)

  • Songs of my Homeland (2) at the De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center in Cupertino (2017)

  • Songs of my Homeland (1) Smothers Theater in Malibu (2016)

Art Performance

  • Tanahang, Art Performance. Introducing a dialogue between music and Dance in Tehran (2014)

  • Rangahang, Art Performance. Introducing a dialogue between music and painting in Tehran (2013)

 

Sacred Music

  • Gospel Concert - Representing the African American Gospel music to Iranians- at Vahdat opera house, Tehran (2014)

  • Messiah ensemble at Vahdat opera house, Tehran (2011)

  • Christmas Concert at German embassy (2012)

  • Messiah ensemble at Assemblies of God Church in Tehran (2008)

  • Messiah ensemble at Episcopal Church in Tehran (2007)

  • Messiah ensemble (Christmas Concert) at Roudaki Hall in Tehran (2005)

  • Messiah ensemble (Christmas Concert) at Shafagh Theater in Tehran (2004) 

  • Worship Concert at Niloo Presbyterian Church in Tehran (2003)

  • Pentecost Concert at Assemblies of God Church in Tehran (2000)

  • Worship Concert tour at Church in Tehran and Shahin Shahr (1990)

  • Worship concert tour at Assyrian Church, Armenian Church in Tehran and Orumieh (1998)