Pianist | Collaborative Artist | Teacher
Australian-born Joyce Chahine is a classically trained pianist, collaborative artist and teacher. She holds a Masters Degree in Accompaniment from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and 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 collaboration have propelled her diverse musical career thus far.
In 2022, she was awarded the Norma Grieg French Song Prize for her collaboration with soprano Rachel Barnard. Her studies have been supported by bursaries from RCS, PPCA, and the Katherine Kearns and Sir William McKie Travelling Scholarship from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (University of Melbourne). She is also the recipient of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Performance Prize for Accompaniment, and the Alex Menzies Memorial Fund 2022.
Past solo recitals have been held at Deakin Edge, Melba Hall, Tempo Rubato and St. Pauls Cathedral. As a collaborator, she accompanies artists at MSO and Melba Opera Trust, having worked under specialist language coach Teresa Desmarchelier and Australian Soprano Yvonne Kenny AM. She is also an official collaborative artist with the Australian Contemporary Opera Company (2022). Joyce is also a recording artist on Fiverr, an online platform connecting artists with freelancers.
In 2017, Joyce teamed up with cellist Joshua Dema and co-founded JUO. Their contemporary performances have been positively received and they continue to perform in eclectic 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.
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.
Joyce is also available for various bookings, including private and cooperate functions, special occasions and accompaniment needs. 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.