Farhad Poupel is a UK-based Iranian composer, whose works are frequently performed in many prestigious international venues and festivals by today’s leading musicians, which include Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan; La Roque-d’Anthéron Piano Festival, France; Biarritz Festival, France; Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Art, Brno, Czech Republic; Karlskrona International Piano Festival, Sweden; by such distinguished artists such as Peter Jablonski, Daniel Grimwood, Kotaro Fukuma, Jean-Francois Bouvery, Jeffrey Biegel, Margaret Fingerhut, Catherine Carby, Kristýna Znamenáčková, Key Chorale , USA, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Canada. His works have been broadcast on the NPR Radio 4, Netherlands.
The critical acclaim which his music continues to receive worldwide led to commissions such as Road to Bach for solo piano by Kotaro Fukuma, The Legend of Bijan and Manijeh for piano, choir, and orchestra, written for Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Jeffrey Biegel, and Dance of the Butterfly and Flame for Violin and Piano by Margaret Fingerhut and Bradley Creswick.
Poupel was born in Isfahan, Iran, where he began his musical education by studying the Persian Dulcimer (santur) and piano. He was mentored in harmony, counterpoint, and composition by the great Iranian composer Saeed Sharifian, and in 2019 had his international professional debut with Zayande-Rud for string orchestra, performed by Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Canada. His music has been in demand internationally ever since.
Farhad Poupel is currently the holder of the prestigious Global Talent visa which allows him to work on a range of composition projects with international community of musicians.
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