Interview with Persian Media Regarding Del Sol Quartet Concert

I would like to thank Arash Rod at Persian Media Production for creating this video report, and interview regarding Del Sol String Quartet‘s performance at University of California Irvine. The concert included my composition, RevolutionStreet, alongside works by Hesam Abedini, Niloufar Shiri, Adib Ghorbani, Gity Razaz, Elnaz Seyedi, Nasim Khorassani, Lukas Ligeti, and Ben Johnston. […]

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Commissions Iman Habibi on Beethoven’s 250th

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in partnership with Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, is commissioning Iman Habibi to compose a new composition for its 2020 season in dialogue with Beethoven’s Symphonies nos. 5 and 6. The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin will give three performances of Habibi’s work in March 2020 at Philadelphia’s Verizon […]

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Uproot Co-Commissioned by OSL and GLFCAM

Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (GLFCAM) have joined forces to commission several chamber works from composer fellows of GLFCAM, including works by Iman Habibi, Christine Delphine Hedden, Marco-Adrián Ramos, Anjna Swaminathan, and Matthew Evan Taylor. Iman Habibi’s work, Uproot for String Quartet, will be premiered on April 4th, […]

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Composer Fellowship at Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music

I am excited to be joining wonderful friends and colleagues at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music again, as a veteran composer fellow. As part of this fellowship, I will do a residency in Boonville, CA, and another at Antenna Cloud Farm in Gill, MA, during which I will compose a multi-movement piece […]

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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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