150-Word Biography

Iman Habibi, D.M.A. (Michigan), is an award-winning composer and pianist, and a founding member of the piano duo ensemble, Piano Pinnacle.

Hailed as “a giant in talent” (the Penticton Herald), Dr. Habibi has worked with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, The Prince George Symphony Orchestra, musica intima, The Standing Wave Ensemble, The Aventa Ensemble, and The Calidore String Quartet, and has been programmed by The Marilyn Horne Foundation, New York Festival of Song (New York), The Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry New Opera (Toronto), the BCScene Festival (Ottawa), and the Powell Street Festival (Vancouver), among others.

His awards include multiple wins at the SOCAN Foundation’s Awards, The International Composers’ Award at the Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS (2012), The Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards for Emerging Artist in Music (2011), Brehm Prize in Choral Music (2016), as well as numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and BC Arts Council.