“BAROQUE-MIDDLE-EASTERN-CYBERPUNK”John Kameel Farah is a Canadian composer and pianist whose work embraces aspects of baroque and early music, experimental, contemporary classical, improvisation, middle-eastern music and forms of electronic music. He studied composition and piano performance at the University of Toronto, where he received the Glenn Gould Composition Award twice during his studies. Farah is based between his native Toronto, and Berlin, Germany. He has toured across Europe, the U.K and North America, as well as South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, and Israel/Palestine. He has given concert-lectures at several universities in both Canada and Germany and has performed his work in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues, such as Berlin’s Volksbühne and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Kölner Philharmonie, Sadler’s Wells in London and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In 2022/2023 John is doing a composition residency with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, writing a new work for piano, orchestra and electronics.