Saturday, July 22, 2023 – 8:00 pm
Stage in the Park
Toronto-based Composer, Pianist, educator, and artistic director Homa Samiei was born in Tehran. She is the co-founder of Najva Ensemble and Chaam Trio. Also she is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Himeh Cultural House. She graduated from the Art University of Tehran in composition and has completed a Master’s degree in Community Music at Wilfrid Laurier University. Samiei is pursuing a Mus.M in Composition at the University of Toronto. With the Najva Ensemble, Homa has performed as a pianist and composer in Tehran, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Tišnov, and Budapest; also, they released an Album in 2015 called “Raha(free).” Homa has attended numerous festivals as a composer and has collaborated with several ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (New York), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto), Art Song Collaborative Project (Toronto), Lucca Contemporary Music Festival (Tuscany), Tehran Contemporary Sounds (Berlin), etc. Homa’s music combines her Persian cultural background with Western classical, contemporary music. She is trying to create a bridge toward harmony between her Eastern life and her new life in the Western world.