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Nilufar Habibian is a composer of acoustic and electronic music, an award-winning Qanun-player and an improviser based in London. Alongside concert music, her interdisciplinary collaborations have included scores for contemporary dance and film.

Habibian received her diploma in music from Tehran Music Conservatoire and studied Persian classical music in Iran under the supervision of the most prominent Iranian Maestros. She has received her bachelor in music from the Royal Holloway University of London and her masters in composition from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Habibian's pieces have performed at different venues such as The Place, Wigmore Hall and Milton Court in the UK and Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington DC) and Roulette Hall (New York) in the US.

I like to talk about human conditions especially emotions, pains, conflict and suffering. I get inspired by anything that has one of these characteristics. It could be a poem, picture, painting, film or literature"

Award-winning harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani and renowned soprano, Carolyn Sampson will perform a commissioned composition of Habibian for the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester 2023.

For a taste of Habibian's other works, see the recording below: