Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei was selected as Grand Prize Winner of the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music Commission in the Chamber category. As part of the commission, Daniel will act as a guest educator and artist for the students of NYYS, culminating in performances of the newly commissioned work in the Spring and Summer of 2023 at Carnegie Hall and the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei’s viola and medium voice work …under this blue of my landwas selected from a pool of 113 submissions as First Prize Winner of the American Viola Society’s 2022 Gardner Competition. His work will be featured at the 47th International Viola Congress in Columbus, Georgia, June 1-5, 2022.
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University has selected Daniel for both the Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2021-2022 FLAS Fellowship. This competitive fellowship, supported by the US Department of Education, supports three or four graduate students per year who have a special interest in less commonly studied languages. This award will allow Daniel to focus on Farsi, Persian studies, and research toward his dissertation.
Among a field of over 400 applicants, Daniel was selected for a commission from loadbang through their annual Commission Competition. Daniel will be collaborating with loadbang over the next year on a new work for the ensemble, with a workshop planned for summer 2022 at Longy’s Divergent Studio.
Chosen from a pool of 150 applicants in 32 states, the District of Columbia, and four countries, Daniel will be collaborating with Music from Copland House on a new commission this June 6 – 14 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in northern Westchester County, NY, and other nearby locations. Full press release here.