Pianist | Collaborative Artist | Teacher
Australian-born Joyce Chahine is a classically trained pianist, collaborative artist and teacher. She holds an Honours degree in music, majoring in piano performance, from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne). Joyce’s commanding stage presence and appetite for artistic collaborations have propelled her diverse musical career thus far and she continues to collaborate in many settings with vocalists and instrumentalists.
Alongside her solo, duo and chamber endeavours, Joyce actively participates in musical productions as a repetiteur and keyboardist. Recent musical participations include Western Art Theatre's production of Shrek, and Legally Blonde at Chapel Off Chapel produced by the James Terry Collective. Past solo recitals have been held at Deakin Edge, Melba Hall, Tempo Rubato and St. Pauls Cathedral. She also accompanies artists at MSO and Melba Opera Trust, having worked under specialist language coach Teresa Desmarchelier and Australian Soprano Yvonne Kenny AM.
In 2017, Joyce teamed up with cellist Joshua Dema and co-founded JUO. Their contemporary performances have been wonderfully received and they continue to perform in ecletic and urban spaces around Melbourne, including the Victorian Artist's Society, Tempo Rubato and The Italian Cultural Institute. The pair have a deep love affair with chamber music and deliver concert experiences showcasing the most dynamic repertoire available for a piano and cello duo. In 2018, Joyce and Jordan Yeates (piano) co-founded Hoddle Duo in hopes of delighting audiences with piano repertoire for four-hands. The pair won the first prize in the Melbourne University's Piano Duo and Duet Competition, with their interpretation of Brahms' Hungarian Dances.
Aside from performing, Joyce has also written compositions, including one for a short film directed by Phelon Manski, 'If A Girl Falls' (video can be found under Projects) which premiered at the Made in Melbourne Film Festival. She also has a background in event management and marketing, having helped curate and co-manage the highly successful Melbourne Big Band Festival in 2016.
Contrarily, Joyce also holds a strong passion for R&B, jazz, soul and funk music and enjoys creating content and tutorials for her Youtube channel in these spheres.
Joyce is also available for various bookings, including private and cooperate functions, special occasions and accompaniment needs. She also owns her own keyboard if needed for an event. Please fill out the contact form below for any enquiries.
JUO is the name given to the collaboration between Joshua Dema (cello) and Joyce Chahine (piano). The pair strive to present dynamic concerts in cool and contemporary spaces. Following the success of their debut recital at the Victorian Artist's Society, JUO continues to curate performances around Melbourne's hot spots. Click on 'Events' to find out where and when JUO will be showcasing next.
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Hoddle Duo is a collaboration between pianists Jordan Yeates and Joyce Chahine. Having won the 2015 piano duo and duet competition at the Melbourne Conservatorium, the pair have always been driven by the pure enjoyment of playing together and exploring incredible piano repetoire for four hands.