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:
Organ Concert to Celebrate the Life of Tim Symons29 August 2023On Tuesday 5 September (1.15pm), Peter Dyke will be performing a special organ concert to celebrate the life of Tim Symons.More info
Three Choirs Festival celebrates a week of outstanding music1 August 2023The Three Choirs Festival moves to Worcester in 2024, where the focus will be on nature and the environment. The festival will also mark 100 years since the death of Charles Villiers Stanford, 150 years since the birth of Gustav Holst, and Judith Weir’s 70th birthday.More info
The Three Choirs Festival 2023 Has Begun!22 July 2023This year's Three Choirs Festival has begun in Gloucester. With a jam-packed programme of music from over 9 centuries, 1000+ artists and loads of new commissions, this year's festival promises to be one not to miss!More info