Bio

Parisa Sabet is an Iranian-Canadian composer based in Toronto.  Her work covers a broad variety of acoustic and electro-acoustic music.  Parisa’s compositions have a unique and lyrical quality that stems out of blending elements of Eastern and Western’s musical languages. She brings a vast range of color to her compositions by incorporating varied timbral and instrumental effects.  Parisa’s repertory consists of pieces written for solo, duo, film music, small, and large ensembles.

Parisa completed her bachelor of music degree in composition at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University and her master's degree in composition at the University of Toronto.  She has studied composition with Keith Tedman, Kyong Mee Choi, Ka Nin Chan, and Stacy Garrop.  Currently, she is pursuing her DMA in composition at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Christos Hatzis.

Parisa is a recipient of several grants and scholarships including the 2016 Irene R. Miller and Anoush Khoshkish Fellowship in Music, the 2015 Ann H Atkinson Prize in Composition, the 2014-2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and the John Weinzweig Graduating Scholarship. She was also a recipient of a 2013-2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship to research the indigenous music by women in her native Iran and to write an original composition related to this theme.

Professionally, her compositions have won various competitions and have been performed in different venues in North America.  Parisa’s solo