Founder & CEO

Honiball Joseph

Honiball Joseph, an Iranian Assyrian artist, is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation. Besides Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation, he has founded and directed Gilgamesh Philharmonic Orchestra (2016-present), Iranian Choir of America (2015-present), Beneil Music Academy (2001-2015) and Messiah Ensemble (1998-2015). He also conceived and established the Virtual Iranian Global Art Festival in 2005 and served as its chair for three consecutive terms (2006-2008).


Honiball Joseph is an accomplished musician, composer, conductor and pianist, with thirty years of extensive international experience in art. In addition to numerous recitals, he has organized, conducted, arranged and composed several orchestral and vocal concerts. He performed at the most prestigious concert halls in Iran, such as Vahdat Hall (2011, 2014), Roudaki Hall (2005) and Milad Tower (2013). In California, he performed in such venues as the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco (2018), De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center in Cupertino (2017), Smothers Theater in Malibu (2016), C-PAEC in Calabasas (2015) and IQ studio in Orange County (2017). Additionally, he developed Performance Art; introducing a dialogue between music and other fine arts (2013-2014).


Honiball Joseph has been a music educator since 1986. He is passionate about helping high quality art become more accessible to the community. Creativity and generations of new ideas and novel styles in art have been inseparable aspects of his life.



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