Daniel Mehdizadeh

Composer

BIOGRAPHY

There is something vividly distinct about Daniel Mehdizadeh's music. This Canadian composer is revered for his intricate, unpredictable and haunting works. The sound and gesture of his pieces bury themselves deep in complex imagination—participating you in an exploration of uncertain visceral implications. His productions are a clear reflection of his intimate, vast and diverse knowledge of music. Mehdizadeh has been involved in both national and international festival series. He has numerous international commissions and premieres including Canada, United States, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Chile. His works have had global exposure and have been broadcasted across Canada and US including appearance as guest composer on CBC Radio. Currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto, Mehdizadeh has served as composer-in-residence for University of Toronto (2016-17 & 2018-19) and University of Toronto Schools (2017-18). His involvement in the community includes lectures and composition workshops at UTS as well as adjudication and mentorship for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the 2019 SPO New Generation Composer Project. He is also a recent recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Demo/EP recording grant involving a commercial studio recording with the Winds of SPO. Mehdizadeh has collaborated with U of T Wind Symphony, Orchestre de la Francophonie, Winds of SPO and the Ewashko Singers as well as notable world-renowned performers Marc Grauwels (Belgium) and Thorwald Jørgensen (Netherlands) with performances in both Europe and North America.

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