The guest for 2020 Composer’s Treat is the composer and performer Fojan Gharibnejad.
Fojan Gharibnejad is a Kurd-Iranian Composer. She was born in Tehran in 1995, started with Music when she was 4 years old and graduated from Tehran Music school as a violinist in 2013. Besides her continuously privately musical training, she got also her Diploma from Nadere -Haghshenas Fine Arts Highschool in 2014 and entered the Tehran Art University, College of Music. Since Nov 2015 she is studying composition in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn. She was granted scholarship by Deutschlandstipendium in 2018 and is the artistic director of Ensemble Contemporary Insights. Gharibnejad works as a research assistant in Museum of Musical Instruments Leipzig and is an active member of Centre for Present-Day Music Leipzig and Institute for Gender-Studies. From 2017-2019 she worked as an organizer and researcher at French-German Colloquium “Interprètes et compositrices en France et en Allemagne: approches analytiques, sociologiques et historiques “. She was commissioned by AUDITIVVOKAL Dresden in 2019 to write a Dialogue Composition for “New vocal music for a European dialogue”. Fojan Gharibnejad’s works have been performed in various Festivals such as Darmstadt Ferienkurse, ZfGM Festival, Unerhörte Musik, Spectrum, Kalv Festival etc.