150-Word Biography

Canadian Composer, Iranian Composer, Michigan Composer

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Iman Habibi, D.M.A. (Michigan), is an Iranian-Canadian 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 been commissioned by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Orchestra of St. Luke's, and collaborated with the Vancouver and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, JACK, Chiara, Del Sol, and The Calidore String Quartets, and has been programmed by Carnegie Hall, The Marilyn Horne Foundation, Tanglewood Music Festival, New York Festival of Song, The Canadian Opera Company, and Tapestry New Opera, 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, BC and Ontario Arts Councils.