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Daniel Mehdizadeh is a Canadian composer, pianist, and teacher. Having completed his Masters in Composition, he has recently been involved in festival series including the Chamber Players of Canada and Music & Beyond. His pieces have been performed in Canada, Italy, and Serbia as well as upcoming performances in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Chile. Recent and upcoming commissions include Canadian and international commissions by Louis Trépanier, Canadian Guitar Quartet (Canada), Marc Grauwels (Belgium), Thorwald Jørgensen (The Netherlands), and Jean Desmarais (Canada). He is currently a member of SOCAN, ONMC and the Canadian League of Composers.

Mehdizadeh’s String Quintet received its world premiere by the Chamber Players of Canada, at which time he was interviewed as a guest composer on CBC radio and received two post-concert reviews in the Ottawa Citizen. His Flute Sonata is published by Laura Pettigrew Publications, a copy of which resides in the Adkins-Chiti Foundation in Rome. In addition to these chamber works, larger works include Symphony No. 1 for full orchestra.


Life, a Blessing, Beautiful and FrailVoicing: SSSAATTBB  Solo(s): Speaker  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Brandon Wint  Language: English, French  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Memorial Services, Spring, Celebrations  Descriptive Terms: Beauty, Blessing, Blood, Branches, God, Leaves, Life, Love, Mystic, Orchid, Poet, Prayer, Soft, Storm  First Performance: Mar 05, 2017: Ewashko Singers, Laurence Ewashko, St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 173/644~2017-Q2)
LilithVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Mezzo  Accompaniment: Piano, Harp, Trombone, Bass Drum, Large Tam Tam  Performance Length: 10:00  Alternative Notation: Some alternative notation  Text Source: Eduard Mörike  Language: German  Descriptive Terms: Adam, Eve, Lilith, Seduction, Serpent  First Performance: Apr 06, 2013: The Calixa-Lavallée Choir, Laurence Ewashko, St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 173/174)
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