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SANAZ SOTOUDEH

    Internationally acclaimed Canadian Pianist Sanaz Sotoudeh has appeared in performances across Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Renowned for her versatility, she has collaborated with well-known musicians, new media artists, and orchestras worldwide. Her artistry has been featured in live performances and interviews on prestigious platforms such as BBC Radio 3 in the UK, Khaleej Times Dubai, Gazette Montreal, and Abu Dhabi TV.

    Sanaz Sotoudeh has worked with Daniel Barenboim’s ‘West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’ and has appeared in recitals at renowned venues like Dubai Opera, Wasl Dome at COP 28 United National, Theatre of Digital Arts Dubai, Steinway Hall UAE, and the Abu Dhabi Music Festival. Notable appearances also include performances with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Virée Classique Festival, Immersive performances at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Center, and collaborations with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and the Red Bull Music Festival UAE.

    She has completed her studies in solo piano performance at McGill University in Canada and the Royal Academy of Music in the UK on full scholarships.

    Sanaz Sotoudeh has been invited as an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity and Orford Musique, as well as participating in prestigious programs like the Franz-Schubert Institute in Austria and Académie Francis Poulenc in France. Grateful for the support of organizations such as the Cork Awards, Kathleen Trust, and the Canada Council for the Arts, she continues to push boundaries in her artistic pursuits.

    Currently, Sanaz Sotoudeh serves as a full-time faculty member in Communication, Arts, and Sciences at Canadian University Dubai, where she collaborates with UNESCO to advance the performing arts scene in the UAE. She has fostered a vibrant cultural and performing arts community at the university through her initiatives, working closely with various cultural organizations and embassies in the UAE.