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Suhail Khoury

Influential musician, educator, and cultural ambassador for Palestinian music.

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Date of Birth:



Jerusalem, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Suhail Khoury's leadership in music education, his creative compositions, and his efforts in preserving and developing Palestinian musical heritage make him a key figure in Palestinian culture and history.

Brief bio

Khoury is the general manager of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music and a celebrated composer. His works often reflect his personal experiences and his deep connection with Palestinian culture, and he has been instrumental in the development of music in Palestine.

Major Milestones


  • Born in Jerusalem, Palestine (1963)

  • Studied music at the University of Iowa

  • Imprisonment for producing music (1988)

  • General Manager of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music

  • Produced notable musical works like 'Merah' (1987), 'Marj Ben Ammer' (1989), 'Ashika' (1995), and 'Al Fawanees wal Quds Ba’d Muntasaf Al Layl' (2009).

  • Promotion of Music Education: Played a pivotal role in the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music...See More

  • Composition of Influential Music: Created music that is deeply connected with Palestinian culture and experiences...See More

  • Cultural Preservation: Contributed to the preservation and development of Arabic music.

  • Building International Recognition: Helped gain international acclaim for Palestinian music through various festivals and events.

  • Nurturing Young Talent: Facilitated music education for Palestinian children and youth, promoting new generations of musicians.

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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