Keyan Emami

Composer & Live Electronics

Keyan Emami is an award-winning composer and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Keyan’s music is known for its contemporary tonal language and innovative sonic texture, frequently inspired by Persian music and art heritage. His works have been commissioned, performed, and recorded all over the world by many different organizations, festivals, and orchestras such as National Ballet of Canada, What Next Festival of New Music, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto Tirgan Festival, Canadian Music Centre, Fountain School of Performing Arts, Ton Beau String Quartet, Millar Piano Duo, Ladom Ensemble, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, ICOT Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Toronto.

Keyan recently completed his doctorate in music composition at the University of Toronto. He holds a B.Eng. in Polymer Engineering, and an M.Mus. in Music Composition with first-degree honor, and was awarded the Best Master’s Thesis Prize for his Symphony in Three Movements. His major studies have been with Christos Hatzis, Alexander Rapoport, and Norbert Palej.

He is the artistic director, co-founder, and one of the composers of ICOT, a non-profit arts organization that bridges cultures through music and art, and produced over 40 new works since its inception in 2011. He holds the positions of the founder, educator, and artistic director of Key Music Studio. Keyan is also an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, a Member of the Canadian League of Composers as well as a SOCAN member.

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