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Anoush Moazzeni

Ph.D. Student, Individualized Ph.D. in Fine Arts, INDI Programme, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Concert Pianist, Improvisor, Interdisciplinary Composer, Artist Researcher & Educator

Persian born concert pianist, improvisor, interdisciplinary composer, artist-researcher and educator, Anoush Moazzeni enjoys a performing career that has, frequently, taken her around the world. Highlights of recent seasons have included visits to Americas, Europe, Southern Asia & Middle East.

After finishing her undergraduate studies in both piano performance and musicology, Ms. Moazzeni specialized her master’s degree in contemporary piano performance and she is currently undertaking her individualized doctoral studies in Fine Arts at the Concordia University in Montreal. Alongside her performance studies, Ms. Moazzeni studied composition, electroacoustic music, new media arts and different coding languages in Europe.  

The development of her art incorporates interaction between artistic interpretation and scholarly reflection. Particular areas of her interest in research-creation include artistic research, philosophy on stage, interdisciplinarity, epistemology, post-humanism, feminist and queer studies, decolonial theories, critical race theory and human& machine relationship.

Versatile recital programs encompass the contemporary and standard repertoires, as well as less familiar fare. She currently focuses her artistic practice (composition and performance) on new strategies for interdisciplinary performance design, mixed-music composition and performance, extended techniques and unconventional instrumental performance practice, interactive musical technologies, interface design, robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 

Anoush Moazzeni has received multiple awards and nominations from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Première Ovation, L’Ampli Québec, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), Concordia University, University of Tehran, Laval University, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and National Museum of Fine arts of Quebec City. Ms. Moazzeni, with more than 15 years of teaching experience, has been continuously giving workshops and master classes around the world and she currently collaborates as teaching assistant with the Concordia University.

Recent Research-Creation Projects: 

Anoush Moazzeni & Emma Bramshey, 2019, “Women & Hardware-Based Technologies for Musical Expression: A Critical Analysis”. 

Anoush Moazzeni, 2019, “Research-Creation: The drops of the rain become one with me / Series of Comprovisations for Piano+”.

Anoush Moazzeni, 2019, “Research-Creation: An Interdisciplinary Composition for Decolonizing the Mind”. 

Anoush Moazzeni, 2017, “Research-Creation: Comprovisations for Piano+ and Robotic Devices”.


Example of Performance Project:

“Comprovisations for Piano+ and Robotic Devices” || 2017-Today:

  • “Emergents” organized by The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, Toronto, Canada
  • Tunis International Feminist Art Festival, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies, Quebec City, Canada
  • New York City Electoracoustic Music Festival(NYCEMF 2017), New York City, USA
  • Re-Flux Music and Sound Art Festival / Re-Flux Festival de musique et d’art sonore , Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Soirée F5, Museum of Civilisation Quebec City/Musée de la civilisation de Québec, Quebec City, Canada
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity,Bentley Studio for Chambre Music, Banff, Canada
  • “Dream of Instruments” organized by Codes d’accès, Sala Rossa, Montreal, Canada
  • Capitole de Québec Concert Hall, Quebec City, Canada
  • RETHinkArt Digital Festival, Rethymnon, Creta Island, Greece
  • The Cannery at South Penobscot, Maine, USA