Farangis Nurulla-Khoja

(born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 1972, resident Canada) is a Tajik-Swedish-Canadian composer from the family of Tajik composer, Ziyodullo Shahidi. She holds a Diploma of Fine Arts in Composition from the University in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has also studied at the University of California in San Diego as well as at IRCAM, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris. Nurolla-Khoja follows the aesthetic language of contemporary music. Poetry and dance are important tools in Nurulla- Khoja’s music. She searches for new sounds. Farangis Nurulla-Khoja’s compositions have been performed in concerts and on International festivals of Contemporary music in Europe, USA and Asia. She was invited as composer in residence 2005-2006 at the Foundation Royaumont in France – with work on the project Maqam et Créations. Nurolla-Khoja has also received numerous awards.
Selected works: False Ceiling,2012, for vl and per; La cloche fèlée, 2010, for org, perc;  D’ici et d’ailleurs, 2009, written for Niew Ensemble Amsterdam, The Nederlands;  Blind flower, 2007, written for chamber ensemble Continuum; La devinette de l’Arlequin, written for New Julliard Chamber Ensemble, New York, USA; Tabula Rasa, 2006 for sax quartet and live electronics; GUSTO, 2012 written for KammarensembleN, Stockholm, Sweden; Recitative of Nightingale, 2008, premiere 2008 by Shanghai Symphony orchestra; Pari Passu, 2004, commissioned by the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra.
Awards, selection: 2000 The Grand Prize of the Abu Gazali Foundation, Salzburg,Austria  for her orchestra piece Replica; 2008 Joseph S.Stauffer Prize for the Arts (Canada Arts Council) for the best mid-carrier composer; 2010 Third Magistralia Competition for composers (Oviedo, Spain) for her orchestra piece Parparon; 2004-2012 grants from STIM, Swedish Composers’ International Music Bureau, CAC, CALQ, Conseil des arts de Longueuil

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