Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei wins First Music Commission from the New York Youth Symphony

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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 wins First Prize in the Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition


Daniel’s work At any rate II. باقی مانده “what remains” — commissioned by National Sawdust for the JACK Quartet — won First Prize in the annual Composition Competition sponsored by the Lake George Music Festival. Daniel will be in residence at LGMF in August for performances of the work and coachings with LGMF musicians.
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Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei selected for FLAS Fellowship

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.