Joseph started showing interest in music and singing at the early age of four. Learning the violin at Sulhi Al Wadi conservatory when he was six came as a first step in his musical education. Then he went on pursuing his studies and specializing in opera singing at the High Institute of Music and Performing Arts in Damascus. The dream was taking shape and he was getting the chance to harness his skills under the tutelage of Rasha Rizk, Lubana Qintar, and Arax Tchekidjian.
Opera House Debut:
In 2008, he made his stage debut at the Syrian Opera House, performing the role of Ormonte in the Baroque Opera Zenobia during the celebrations of Damascus as the Arab Cultural City of that year. From then on, he took part in several projects and performances spanning a wide range of musical genres: from rock bands to Latin music and accompanying regional established artists such as Marcel Khalife and Charbel Rouhana.
Mozart’s Requiem and Al Miftah Theme Song:
Joseph was pushing boundaries paving his way to a life revolving around his passion. He notably sang the tenor part in Mozart’s infamous Requiem and other challenging performances, starred in several musicals, and was featured in many projects – one of which was his performance on the Theme Song of al Miftah, a Syrian TV Drama in addition to other TV shows theme songs and commercials across the region. And beyond…
2050 The Future We Want Musical, Geneva:
In 2013, Joseph widened his musical horizons by participating in the international musical 2050 The Future We Want in Geneva, Switzerland.
Arabs Got Talent and First Arabic Single:
Joseph made it to primetime TV show Arabs Got Talent, where he charmed all four celebrity judges. In that same year Joseph released his first Arabic single Shou Bitzakkar. Step by step, one performance after another, Joseph was establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the regional musical landscape.
A duet with Aseel:
Throughout the years, Joseph’s voice has caught the attention and ears of many music connoisseurs and artists who sought him to add his vocal talent to their work and creations. He notably collaborated with Saudi Star Aseel Omran on an Arabic version of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
First English Single “Beautiful Mystery”:
Beautiful Mystery was released and reached #1 on iTunes UAE upon its release. This track was the brainchild of a collaboration with a group of talented friends who gathered around Joseph and Swedish producer Johan Ludwig Rask.
Singing in the Choir with Andrea Bocelli:
In Dubai, Joseph spends his time between his opera residency in Palazzo Versace, and making his childhood dreams come true like paying tribute to his idol Luciano Pavarotti at the premiere of his movie in Dubai or being part of Andrea Bocelli’s choir during the Winter in Tantoura Festival concert in Al Ula.
And Joseph keeps on singing his way through the region and beyond, across genres and borders.