“What a hypnotic masterwork. A very very interesting work, a kind of minimalist, haunting melody all throughout” - Daniel Vnukowski, Classical Jukebox Radio. 

Daniel Mehdizadeh holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Toronto. His music can be described as intricate, unpredictable and haunting. Currently based in the Greater Toronto Area, Daniel serves as the music and choir director at Stouffville United Church since 2023. Prior to this role, he held the position of composer-in-residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) from 2020 to 2023.

Daniel's musical influence extends globally, with performances and participation in national and international festival series across Europe and North America. His works have gained exposure through broadcasts in Canada and the United States, including notable appearances on CBC and Classical Jukebox Radio. Several of his compositions have been featured on albums released by Akashic Classics, distributed by the Universal Group.

As the artistic director at East Chamber Music, and coordinator and mentor for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra's New Generation Workshops, Daniel actively contributes to the music community. He has also served as a board member for the Canadian Music Centre's Ontario region and currently sits on the music advisory committee for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.

Daniel has collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as the Penderecki String Quartet, the Odin String Quartet, the Ewashko Singers, Orchestre de la Francophonie, Marc Grauwels, Thorwald Jorgensen and Emma Rush, among others. His involvement in various festivals, including Collingwood Music Festival, ChamberFest, Music & Beyond and InnerChamber, reflects his commitment to the music scene.

Supported by commissions and private patrons, including dedicated supporter Nicole Senécal, Daniel's works continue to receive funding. Outside of his musical pursuits, Daniel enjoys farmland nature, working on the house and spending time with his family.



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