Alireza Farhang

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Iranian-French composer Alireza Farhang was introduced to music at a very young age as he grew up within a family of musicians. He took piano classes with E. Melikaslanian and R. Minaskanian and studied composition with A. Machayekhi at the University of Tehran. He later pursued further studies in composition and orchestration with M. Merlet at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and perfected his composition skills with Ivan Fedele at the CNR de Strasbourg. He was involved with the Musical Composition and Technologies program as part of an European Course (ECMCT) jointly developed by IRCAM, and the TU, UDK and HFM Hanns Eisler in Berlin. His active participation led him to closely work with B. Pauset, T. Hosokawa, K. Saariaho , M. Jarrell, Y. Maresz, F. Paris, G. Pesson and T. Murail.

As a joint PhD candidate in composition at the university of Côte d’Azur and the University of Antwerp, he carries out his researches on Notation and Gesture in Transdisciplinary Works at CIRM (Centre national de création musicale) under supervision of Jean-François Trubert, François Paris and Kurt Vanhoutte.

Alireza comes from a family of musicians and began studying music with his father at the age of six. After studying the piano under Emmanuel Melikaslanian and Raphael Minaskanian, as well as composition with Alireza Machayekhi at the University of Tehran, he taught at the University of Tehran and founded his own music school. 

In 2002 he decided to pursue further studies in composition under Michel Merlet at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. He won the Albert Roussel Scholarship, and obtained superior diplomas in composition and orchestration. Alireza studied at the Conservatoire of Strasbourg (class of Ivan Fedele) and had the opportunity to work with Brice Pauset, Joshua Fineberg, Toshio Hosokawa, Hans Peter Kyburz, Olga Neuwirth, Kaija Saariaho and Gérard Pesson, as well as with Tristan Murail, Michael Jarrell and Yan Maresz. He was subsequently accepted to read Musical Composition and Technologies as part of a new European Course (ECMCT) jointly developed by IRCAM, and the Technische Universität, Universität der Künst and Hochshule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.  

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