Ottawa New Music Creators


Daniel Mehdizadeh

Photo: Brittany Deecker

Photo: Brittany Deecker

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, Music & Beyond and Festival Electromagnética. His pieces have been performed in Canada, Italy, Serbia, Belgium, The Netherlands and Chile. Recent commissions include Canadian and international commissions by Louis Trépanier, Canadian Guitar Quartet (Canada), Marc Grauwels (Belgium), Thorwald Jørgensen (The Netherlands), Jean Desmarais (Canada), and Ralitsa Tcholakova (Bulgaria). Daniel is currently a member of SOCAN, ONMC and the Canadian League of Composers.

In 2012 Daniel’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 since has received numerous reviews in the capital's newspaper as well as international exposure including Dutch Radio 4. Daniel’s 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 and Lilith, a choral piece for choir, soloists, and mixed ensemble. 


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