Iman Habibi, a young Vancouver composer and pianist who will be performing at ArtSpring on January 13, 2013, has just been awarded a national prize for music he composed for a new film called Lost and Found.
The title of the prize is quite a mouthful: The SOCAN Foundation Award for Young Audio-Visual Composers. It consists of a series of prizes open to Canadian composers 30 years of age and under for important work in creating new music for film and video.
You may remember Iman as having attended ArtSpring’s 2007 Piano Festival when he was still a music student at UBC. He has since gone on to compose music for numerous commissions, including one from the Prince George Symphony Orchestra for a piano concerto, which received its world premiere in 2010.
We congratulate Iman and look forward to hearing him in concert in January with Rylan Gajek and Deborah Grimmett. Tickets for the concert are available now.