Bio

Posted by: Farshid Samandari

Farshid 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, has stirred him toward integration and synthesis of different ethnic musics and vocabulary in his music.

This vision has directed him to collaborate with a various 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 Collective, Standing Wave Ensemble, Red Chamber Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, Parto, UBC Guitar Quartet, Vancouver Peace Choir, and Erato ensemble, as well as soloists such as Muminat Abdulgalimowa, Ariel Barnes, Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Connie Gitlin, Corey Hamm, Bruce Huebner, Mark McGregor, Sahba Motallebi, Julie Nessrallah, Beth Orson, Curtis Patterson, Bo Peng, Michael Strutt, and Eric Wilson. Moreover his music has been read by many others including Vancouver Chamber Choir.
He is a winner of Vancouver Symphony winter Olympic commission.

Farshid is currently working on a number of new projects and a new release which will be documented on this website.