Houry Dora Apartian (Syria, CH) JAZZ

Nov 2015

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HOMEPAGE  http://hourydora.com/

Houry Dora Apartian, vocal
Adrian Pflugshaupt, Saxes
Oliver Friedli, piano
Patrick Sommer, contrabasse
Tobias Friedli, drums

Houry Dora was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, by a Christian and musical family. Her father Barkev, a pastor and classical singer and her mother Suzan, a classical pianist have always encouraged their children to cultivate themselves in various arts. Her sister Shoghag became a pianist and composer in Syria and her brother a professional painter and graphist in Paris. At the age of 16 Houry Dora moved to Beirut, Lebanon, to further her studies at the University of Haigazian where she majored in introduction to psychology.

Her years in Beirut gave her many opportunities to perform with several choirs, and she became a constant member of the Nor Yerk Armenian Youth Worship Band, with which she recorded 7 albums, and toured around the world till 2005. (Currently, the members of the band live in different countries, but occasionally,they reunite for performances and recordings).

For two years she taught solfege, harmony and vocal training at the AGBU music conservatory in Aleppo. In the year of 2007 she joined her husband, a well reputated young Jazz pianist and composer in Basel Switzerland, where they founded their first band together “Hekiat”, they also accompany each other alongside fellow musicians in several musical projects as guests as well as producers themselves.

At the present, Houry performs in Switzerland and abroad with her husband, while working on several other projects of their own or as guest musicians, in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.

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DOORS 19:30
TICKET 20.- (Students)/25.- CHF