Voyage (Piano Sonata) Goes on Tour with Deborah Grimmett

My wonderful wife and piano duo partner, Deborah Grimmett, has been touring Canada and UK, performing my Piano Sonata, Voyage, alongside works by Brahms, Debussy, Rhoda Coghill, Ligeti, and Respighi. Voyage is a 13-minute solo piano work commissioned by the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC in 2012. It was premiered by myself in 2013 at […]

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Interview with Classic 107 in the Diamond Lane

I had the pleasure of doing a live radio interview with Simeon Rusnak on Classic 107 in Winnipeg, in which I spoke about my collaborations with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and their performance of my composition, The Promised Hand. I also spoke about Deborah Grimmett‘s solo piano recital in Winnipeg, which included my Piano Sonata (Voyage), commissioned […]

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Performing on George Gershwin’s Steinway Piano

In 2016, I had the great pleasure of performing my composition, Prelude à la Gershwin, on George Gershwin’s very own Steinway piano. The piano lived at Gershwin’s New York apartment, and has since been rebuilt. It is currently housed at The University of Michigan’s Britton Hall. A video recording of my live performance has just […]

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Selected as a Composer Fellow of the Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music

I’m honoured to have been selected as a composer fellow of the Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music. As part of this fellowship, I will be writing a brand new piece for the Chiara String Quartet, and will spend some time in Boonville, California, workshopping the composition. For more information, please visit: https://www.glfcam.com/iman-habibi

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Four Reviews of Tapestry Opera Performances of Winter Shorts

I had a terrific two days in Toronto, watching the incredible cast at Tapestry Opera bring three of my short operas to life: Pursuit (libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo), The Call of the Light (libretto by Bobby Theodore), and Opposites Attract (libretto by Phoebe Tsang). Tapestry presented five performances of the scenes between November 30th […]

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Release of Multiple Videos from Performance with Ann Arbor Camerata

I am excited to share a few videos from our performance with Ann Arbor Camerata, which took place at the University of Michigan’s Britton Hall on March 19, 2017. The concert featured the premiere of Amesha Spenta for Two Pianos and Orchestra, as well as a performance of Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. Below […]

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