AFARIN MANSOURI 

COMPOSER   EDUCATOR   SINGER    RESEARCHER

 
 
    An award winning composer, Afarin has collaborated with various ensembles, organizations and festivals including Tapestry Opera, National Ballet of Canada, Cathedral Bluff Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Tirgan Festival, Nuit Blanche, KW Open Ears Festival, ICOT, Windago Choir and Ensemble, TorQ Percussion Ensemble, Rhodes College New Music Festival, Canadian Music Centre,  St Augustine Duo and Fajr Music Festival. Her compositions have been performed in Canada, United States, and England, Iran and South America. In 2018, Afarin’s  recent opera “Forbidden” gained national and international attention by Globe and Mail and BBC world in 2018.

.She is the recipient of multiple Music Creation Grant from Toronto Arts Council including her Children’s operetta “Little Heart”, and her multidisciplinary work “Doors”, in 2015. As a soprano, Afarin has collaborated with Toronto Culture Days 2014, Tirgan Festival 2015 and Iranian-Canadian Composers  of Toronto “ The Thirtieth Act” in 2016.

    She has received her MMusic from University of Toronto and studied composition with well-known Canadian composers such as Dr Peter Hatch, Linda Cathlin Smith, Professor Glenn Buhr, Professor Christos Hatzis and Professor Alexander Rapoport and Michael Coghlan.  Currently Afarin is a PhD candidate at York University finishing her research a on children’s opera while teaching undergrad courses in music. She has presented her musical research at many national and international music conferences including Institute of Musical Research, London, UK  in 2013 and the 25th annual conference Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Baltimore in 2014.

In 2016, Afarin was appointed as one of the  National councillor of Canadian League of Composer (CLC),  promoting new music in Canada, equity and rights of Composers. As the co-founder and Artistic Director of Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT), Afarin has produced more than 30 concerts and programs in Toronto. She is also founder and director of MUSIC NEST, an organization dedicated to educate and inspire families and children by offering various fun musical programs she has developed through years of studies and practice. She is an associate composer of Canadian Music Centre and a Board member of North York Arts



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