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Debut Album

My debut album, A Cup of Sins, will be released on August 26, 2022.
The digital version can be purchased at Redshift Records:
https://redshiftrecords.org/

Here is a sneak pick:
https://issuu.com/romina.zabihian/docs/a_cup_of_sins

With a generous support from:
Canada Council for the Arts & Ontario Arts Council
 
Producer: Denise Ball
Sound engineer: Pouya Hamidi
Cover Art: Keyvan Mahjoor
Graphic Designer: Romina Zabihian
Program booklet headshot photos: Bo Huang
 
Musicians:
Violin/viola: Matthias McIntire
Clarinet: Peter Stoll
Electric Guitar: Robert Grieve
Conductor: Joshua Tamayo
 
Recorded at: Glenn Gould Studio-CBC
 
Special thanks to Christos Hatzis and Eliot Britton
 
Stay tuned for Album release party on September 2022!

Iranian Female Composers Association -YouTube concert

Nay Nava composed for alto flute was performed by wonderful flutist, Roya Farzaneh, as part of Iranian Female Composers Association's first YouTube concert. Please contact me if you would like to receive private link to the concert.

Detective Phoebe (2016) 11'00"

Detective Phoebe is commissioned by York Region Chamber Music. In 2015, I was provided with 12 melodies composed by elementary and secondary students based in York region to compose a string quartet. I found some notes along with the melodies. Students had shared their interests, favorite colors, their pets, and etc.
I decided to incorporate all 12 melodies in my composition. I also sent the notes to a Boston based writer, Omid Fallahazad, and commissioned him to write a story inspired by children notes. Then I incorporated the story in the compositions. The performers take turn to tell the story while performing.

2020 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention

Herndon, VA

Flutist Roya Farzaneh, will be performing my composition, The Seville Orange Tree scored for flute and piano at 2020 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention.
Where: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport (13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon, VA 20171)
When: 1:00pm
For more information please visit: https://fsw.net/

Charsu Quartet

Agha Khan Museum, Toronto, Ontario

Be whisked away by classical pieces from renowned Iranian and Canadian composers in this spirited chamber concert from the quartet Charsu. This performance, created exclusively for the Museum, premieres lesser-known pieces for voice, clarinet, cello, and piano from such composers as Ranjbaran, Vali, Sabet, and Pidgorna.
Charsu is a collaboration between Jonathan Russel Mac Arthur (tenor), Dobrochna Zubek (cello), Asal Iranmehr (piano), and Anoush Taba’i (clarinet). Together, they’re dedicated to showcasing the classical music of their rich cultural heritages.
This performance is part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change.

Composition Week (Cancelled; COVID)

Paul Davenport Theatre, London, Ontario

A concert of music for the Instruments of Happiness quartet, with mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau. Six new compositions, all based around the poetry of the Nobel-Prize nominated Iranian dissident poet, Simin Behbahani. Music by Parisa Sabet, Kiya Tabassian, Laurie Radford, Jennifer Butler, Tim Brady and Juliet Palmer.

For more information please visit: https://music.uwo.ca/events/composition-week.html

Nightingale Ensemble

Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL

O Nightingale is a composition inspired by one of Rumi's poem, Nightingale. O Nightingale is commissioned by Chicago based musical group, Nightingale Ensemble. The composition is scored for mezzo-soprano, flute, guitar and harp. It will be world premiered on June 28, 2019, at William Harris Lee &Co in the Fine Arts Building.
For more information please visit: http://www.nightingaleensemble.org/

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