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Here you will find a bit more information about myself and my work. For a full bio scroll to the bottom for a pdf download, otherwise see below for a timeline of key events in my musical life so far.

2016    

PhD candidate at City University researching contemporary composition practices in Iran, supervised by Dr Laudan Nooshin

New member of composition faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Graduated with 4.0 GPA (equivalent to 1st class) Advanced Music Certificate in Composition from Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2015       

Performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall of Protect Me From What I Want, commissioned by the London Sinfonietta as part of their Spectrum of Sound series

Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Iranian music with Dr Reza Vali at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

2014      

Truisms (enjoy yourself because you can’t change anything anyway) performed at Royal Festival Hall as part of Pull Out All the Stops and broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Only Sound Remains performed at V&A Museum and City University

Stay Close featured on BBC News in UK and Iran

2013    

Appointed one of two Embedded composers in residence at Southbank Centre

Received funding from Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation to pursue Stay Close

Graduated with Distinction, MMus in Composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Taught by Dominic Murcott, Andrew Poppy, Paul Newland and John Thomas

2012    

Selected as part of Adopt a Composer scheme funded by PRS for Music Foundation and run by Making Music, in partnership with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.

Winner of John Halford Prize for Composition awarded by Ian Pace

Aqua Triumphalis written for Royal River: Pageantry, Power and the Thames Exhibition at National Maritime Museum

Appointed music appreciation teacher at City Lit Adult Education College

2011    

Graduated with Merit, MSt in Musicology from University of Oxford

2010    

Graduated with 1st class, BA in Social and Political Sciences from University of Cambridge

re:forming space performed at LSE as part of annual Literary Festival

2006    

Completed 4 years at Junior Trinity College of Music studying oboe and composition with Mark Baigent, Janey Miller and Cecilia McDowell

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