Daniel Sabzghabaei winner of Emerging Composers Competition

As part of our dedication to the music of our hometown, Handel Choir of Baltimore is thrilled to announce Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei the winner of its Emerging Composers Competition. Daniel will compose a new work for chorus and piano on the writings of Baltimore poet Frances Harper to be premiered by Handel Choir and BSO pianist Lura Johnson in the spring of 2024.

Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (دانیال رضا سبزقبایی) is a creator who aims to emphasize the malleability of time and how we experience it, not just in the concert hall but in everyday life as well. His work has been presented and commissioned by organizations including: the JACK Quartet, the New York Youth Symphony, National Sawdust, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Proton Bern, the Duisburg Philharmonic, Intimacy of Creativity Festival, TAK Ensemble, Beth Morrison Projects, the New York Festival of Song, loadbang, bassist Robert Black, the Banff Centre, Contemporaneous, Guerilla Opera, the Moab Music Festival, [Switch~] Ensemble, the Young New Yorkers Chorus, Pro Coro Canada, The Esoterics, OPERA America, and VocalEssence among others. Daniel is a doctoral candidate at Cornell where his dissertation focuses on Persian Choral Music. Outside of music and sound-based projects, Daniel also translates Persian poetry, most recently exploring the works of Hafez, Rumi, and Saadi. <ahref=”https://danielsabzghabaei.com”>https://danielsabzghabaei.com/