Niloufar Iravani2020 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient
Niloufar Iravani’s League commission will be premiered by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and music director Delta David Gier (date tbd).
Niloufar Iravani has been selected as the 2019 Louisiana Music Teacher Association (LMTA) Commissioned Composer, first prize winner of the Southeastern Composers League’s (SCL) 2018 Philip Slates Memorial Competition, and third prize winner of the 2020 Darkwater Women in Music Festival Composition Competition. In addition to being selected in the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) EarShot 2018 Readings, she was a finalist in the fifth annual Smackdown String Quartet and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation’s 2018 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
Niloufar has received commissions from acclaimed musicians, ensembles, and associations, and several of her works are published by Conners Publications. She has served as an adjudicator for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference and as a reviewer for the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
Niloufar’s music has been performed at distinguished venues by well-known soloists and ensembles, including the Constanta Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Sinfonietta, and Invoke String Quartet. Her works have also been presented at prominent festivals and conferences such as the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2018 National Conference, 2017 University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival, Cube Festival 2018, and the 2nd and 3rd Music by Women Festivals.
Niloufar received a B.A. in Piano Performance and M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Tehran, Iran, and an M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Composition under the supervision of Dr. Dinos Constantinides from Louisiana State University, USA.
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