Farshid Samandari

Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Farshid Samandari was born in Iran in 1971. His music reflects his interest in contemporary classical vocabulary, spectral analysis, and extended techniques. In addition his profound faith in Unity in diversity, stirred him toward utilizing different elements from a variety of non-western music and integrating different cultural music and vocabulary in his compositions. This vision has directed him to collaborate with a variety of choirs and ensembles all over the world, including Tehran National Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symhony Orchestra, UBC String Orchestra, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, Red Shift Vertical Orchestra, Laudate Singers, Turning Point Ensemble, Musica Nova, Nu:bc Ensemble, Red Chamber, Orchid, Parto, UBC Guitar Quartet, Vancouver Peace Choir, and Erato ensemble, as well as soloists such as Ariel Barnes, Jeremy Berkman, Corey Hamm, Mark McGregor, Sahba Motallebi, Julie Nessrallah, Beth Orson, Bo Peng, Michael Strutt, and Eric Wilson.

Date: August 1, 2010

Source: JTTP 2010