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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Upcoming CD Release with Redshift Records: East

It has been a terrific honour to have William George and Michael Strutt record two of my songs for tenor and guitar, False Morning and The River-Lip, for Redshift Records’ upcoming CD release, East. The songs were written specifically for this recording project in 2014. They are set in English to Edward Fitzgerald’s translations of poetry by the […]

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Acknowledging the Generous Support of The Canada Council for the Arts

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to The Canada Council for the Arts for awarding me one of this year’s Grants for Professional Musicians. The grant offers opportunities to individual professional Canadian musicians, including performers, composers, arrangers, conductors, lyricists, librettists and opera stage directors, to pursue their artistic and creative development. The funds will […]

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