“What a hypnotic masterwork. A very very interesting work, a kind of minimalist, haunting melody all throughout” - Daniel Vnukowski, Classical Jukebox Radio.
Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh (DMA, University of Toronto) is a composer, pianist and educator residing in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently the music & choir director at Stouffville United, Daniel previously served as composer-in-residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (2020-23). He has been involved in both national and international festival series and holds numerous performances in Europe and North America. His works have had global exposure and have been broadcasted across Canada and the US including guest appearances on CBC and Classical Jukebox Radio. Mehdizadeh’s music has been featured on a number of albums, including those released by Akashic Rekords, distributed by Universal Group. He currently holds the title of artistic director at East Chamber Music and juror & mentor with SPO’s New Generation Workshops. Mehdizadeh previously served as board member for the Canadian Music Centre’s Ontario region, and is currently part of the music advisory committee for the Scarborough Philharmonic. Through concerts, commissions and festivals, he has been involved with the Penderecki String Quartet, the Princeton Singers, the Ewashko Singers, Capital Chamber Choir, Orchestre de la Francophonie, Georgian Bay Symphony, and North York Concert Orchestra amongst many others. Festivals include Collingwood Music Festival, ChamberFest, Music & Beyond, InnerChamber and much more. His works continue to receive funding through commissions and private patrons including long-time donor and supporter Nicole Senécal. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys farmland nature, working on the house and spending time with his family.
--SHORT BIO [UNDER 40 WORDS]--
Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh is a Canadian composer residing in the Greater Toronto Area. His music can be described as intricate, unpredictable and haunting. His works have had global exposure and have been broadcasted across Canada and the US - www.danielmehdizadeh.com