Iranian composer among Canadian Immigrant Award winners

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TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) – Iranian composer and orchestra conductor has been placed among 2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners.

Canadian Immigrant magazine has announced winners of its ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards which chooses and celebrates the success stories of Canadian immigrants who have made an influential contribution to Canada. The award is sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

Maziar Heidari, an Iranian musician residing in Canada, has been selected as one winner of the 2017 edition.

The Iranian-born composer pursued a master’s degree in conducting at the University of Toronto. He is now composer for the National Ballet of Canada, Thirteen Strings Orchestra in Ottawa and has also formed Heidari Music to share his talents in composing, playing and teaching piano.

While in Iran, Heidari studied with famous Iranian composer Farhad Fakhreddini, who introduced one of his pieces into Iran National Music Orchestra’s repertoire.

Another noteworthy achievement of the Iranian composer has been his selection as a classical judge for the 2017 Juno Awards, Canada’s most prestigious music award.

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have moved to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference living there.

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