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Bio

After obtaining a bachelor and two master degrees in classical music composition and film music composition from Conservatory of Amsterdam, Kaveh began to work as a professional composer.

He is known as a multi-stylist who composes music in many different styles and disciplines. 

He works with orchestras and ensembles, with dance and theater companies, and with films and television-series,

Next to being a composer,Kaveh is an arranger and orchestrator who teaches orchestration at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. 

As an educator he develops courses and workshops that he teaches to young filmmakers and theater makers in the Netherlands Film Academy and Academy for Dance and Theater of Amsterdam.

CV

Education:

2013-2015: Master degree in Film music Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam

2012-2014: Master degree in Classical music Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam

2007-2012: Bachelor in Classical Music Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA)

2005-2007: Classical Music Composition at Yerevan State Conservatory of Armenia

2001-2005: Bachelor in Applied Physics- Science and Research University of Tehran

Recent compositions and projects:

-2020- Opera Arianna- Opera Lab and Podium Muzaiek co production- premier in September 2020

-2019- Hanging Gardens- a piece for cello, santoor and daf- commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziek Festival

-2019- Moja Polska Documentary series produced by vpro- director Britta Hosman- Premier on NPO2 in March 2019

-2018- Gewoon Held- Theater performance produced by Het Laagland- Premier in January 2019

-2018- We Are Not Princesses- a documentary film produced in USA- director Bridgette Auger- Premier in 2019

-2017- FENIX- Dutch TV series produced by Lemming Film - broadcasting in 2018

-2017- Ontheemd- opera composition for Orkest de Ereprijs- premier in 13January 2018

-2017- I call my brothers- music composition and production for Dance Theater AYA- premier March 2018

-2017- Guerrilla- music production for Dance Theater Aya’s performance of Guerrilla.

-2016- Is dit het nou- music production for theater produced by Theater Sonnevanck (Enschede)

-2016- Dark but Light- electro acoustic piece composed for Nederlands Blazers Ensembel

-2016- Let’s Dance- electro acoustic piece composed for Nederlands Blazers Ensembel

-2016- Film music for Documentary “The Last Sea Gypsies”

-2016- Sluier- music production for Dance Theater Aya’s performance of Sluier.

-2015- Area D Five- Story music piece commissioned and performed by Nederland Blazer Ensemble

-2015- Tarikat- film music for the documentary Tarikat (winner of VPRO best documentary and KNF best production award and other awards)

-2015- Life of Oleg- music for Amnesty International commercial life of Oleg (winner of golden gate commercial award)

-2015- Done non- A piece for 7 musicians and a DJ, performed in Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE2015)

-2015-Voetzoeker- music for short fiction film (winner of audience award in Keep an Eye film festival, eye film museum)

-2015- Joyland- film music for short documentary Joyland

 

Awards:

-Golden Feather Award for best film composer of study years 2014-2015 Netherlands Film Academy

-VPRO best documentary award, KNF best production award, Cine dance award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in the US, Go Short, International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and student award of Loikka in Finland for Documentary film Tarikat.

- Audience award for the film Voetzoeker in Keep an Eye film festival(2015- eye film museum) - Golden gate commercial award for Life of Oleg

-Audience prize for Dictus Contra (a piece for string quartet) at the International Chamber Music Festival of The Hague.

Skills:

-Composing classical/contemporary music for concert performances, dance and theater, film and tv series.

-Orchestrating and arranging music

-Organizing of music events.

-Music Advising for any platform.

-Playing piano, Persian Tanbur and singing in Persian style

-Fixed Jury Member for Keep an Eye film music award at eye film museum.

-Teacher of classical music orchestration at Conservatory of Amsterdam

-Music coach at The Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam

-Music coach at The Academy for Dance and Theater Amsterdam

-Teacher of the self made course “musical communication” in The Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam

-Teaching of the self made course “musical communication” in The Academy for Dance and Theater Amsterdam

-Teaching of the self made course “Story telling through music” in The Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam

-Teaching of the self made course “Musical Inspiration” in The Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam

-Teaching of the self made course “Film Music Management” in The Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam