Shahāb Pāranj
Composition – Contemporary concert music

Shahāb Pāranj is an Iranian-born contemporary concert music composer and instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. Recent commissions include works for ensembles such as the Aleron Trio, San Francisco New Music Ensemble, Sopra Duo, MSM Symphony Orchestra, International Low Brass Trio and Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble. He wrote the original score for the feature-length film Dressage, which received a special mention at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. Paranj studied classical composition with David Garner, Conrad Susa, Richard Danielpour, Ian Krouse and David Lefkowitz. He received his B.M. in classical composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, an M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at UCLA. He has received formal recognition from the Mehr Humanitarian Society (2010) and the City and County of San Francisco (2011) for his work promoting Iranian culture to the world.

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