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Sheet music for Iman Habibi
Composed by Daniele Zanettovich (1950-). Published by Pizzicato Verlag (PZ.PVH-1145).
sixty1strings: Ambaraba - Works by Fahndrich, Saint- Saens, Henze, Mikheev, Ginastera, Debussy, Rodrigo, Iglesias, & Ravel — Ekaterina Solovey
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By Ekaterina Solovey, Negin Habibi, and sixty1strings. By Alberto Iglesias, Boris Mikheev, Hans-Werner Henze, Walter Fahndrich, Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999), and Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983). Classical, Brass & Woodwinds. Classical. Genuin #GEN 20694. Published by Genuin (NX.GEN-20694).
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- Relinquere (2007) for Full Orchestra 2(+picc)/2/2/2, 4/2/3/1, timp, 2 perc, Harp, Piano, Strings 4-5 mins
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- Percussive Remedy (2009) Percussion Duet, Bongos, Concert Toms, Wood Blocks, Snare Drum, Maracas, 3 mins
- Fanfare to the Rise of Many Suns (2008) for three brass quartets (4 trumpets, 4 Trombones) lined up at three distant locations (forming a triangle) and facing a conductor in the middle. 2 mins
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- Colors of a Cage (2006) for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Horn, Trumpet, Bass Trombone, Piano, Violin, Double Bass. 1 min
- Folk Dance (2006) for Violin and Piano. 2 mins
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- Captive (2005) String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello. 3 mins
- The Dancing Ball (2004) For Cello and Piano. 5 mins
- Earthdark (2004) for Harp and Flute. 4 mins
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- Butterfly Princess (2008-) Work in Progress 5 mins
- Homage to Tansman (2008) 4 mins
- Nocturne no. 2 (2004) 3mins
- Studies for Beginners (2004) Includes 3 pieces: Out in the Fields, Stories of the Same, Study after Chopin. 10 mins
- Nocturne no. 1 (2004) 6 mins
- Valse no. 1 (2003) 5 mins
Other Instruments (solo)
- Mirage (2003) Solo Clarinet 2 mins
- Shade of Grey (2009) A documentary on the life of William Beeton. Directed by Miles Jay Robison.
- Phantasie (2005) a short animation by Ashley Erin Russell. 4 mins
Iman Habibi, BMUS, an award-winning composer and pianist, was born in Iran, but is now living in Canada.
As a composer, his music has been performed by a number of noted ensembles and performers such as musica intima, The Vancouver Bach Choir, The Prince George Symphony Orchestra, DaCapo Chamber Choir, soprano Simone Osborne, and pianists Carrie-Ann Matheson, and Liz Upchurch, and has been workshopped by The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Aventa and Drosera ensembles. Iman Habibi’s music and performances have been heard across North America, in cities such as New York, Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver. His Music has been programmed by prestigious concert organizations such as The Marilyn Horne Foundation (New York), The Canadian Opera Company (Toronto), and the BCScene Festival (Ottawa).
He has received numerous awards including the second prize at The 2008 Vancouver Bach Choir’s national Competition for Large Choir Works for his work “Erroneous Kudos,” and first prize for his work “Black Riders” at the 2009 Guelph Chamber Choir’s national competition. His music and interviews are broadcast regularly on radios across North America, such as CBC radio 2, and WQXR, New York. He has received numerous commissions including a commission to compose his first piano concerto for The Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO). In Feb. 2010, Mr. Habibi appeared as the piano soloist to premiere this concerto with the PGSO. Iman was the youngest classical composer, and the only student composer to be featured at the BCScene festival in Ottawa. He is currently finishing the final year of his masters degree in music composition at the University of British Columbia under the instruction of Dorothy Chang. Former teachers include Jeffrey Ryan, and Stephen Chatman.
As a pianist, he has been described as “a giant in talent” (The Penticton Herald). He was a finalist at the Inaugural Knigge National Piano Competition. He has had the privilege of working with many great musicians and performing with various ensembles such as the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He appeared as the piano soloist with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra to premiere his first piano concerto in Feb. 2010. In 2008, Mr. Habibi was accepted on scholarship to attend both Orford and Toronto summer music academies, where he studied in masterclass with world-renowned pianists and pedagogues such as Anton Kuerti, John Perry, Andre Laplante, and Marc Durand. He currently studies piano privately under one of the world’s most accomplished piano duos, Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham.