Tristan Zaba


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Inspired by communities across Canada as well as literature and film, Toronto-based composer and multi-disciplinary artist Tristan Zaba seeks to break musical boundaries through the radical exploration of artistic sincerity. His work has been featured at festivals including Source Song Festival, the Winnipeg New Music Festival, and Orford Musique, and has been noted for allowing audiences and musicians alike to "journey through the depths of the human mind" (Community News Commons). Recent projects include the founding of new vocal music series Slow Rise Music alongside soprano McKenzie Warriner and collaboration with ensembles ranging from the Toronto Amadeus Choir to Vienna’s Trio Immersio. He has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and SOCAN Foundation; held residencies with multiple ensembles including the University of Toronto Guitar Orchestra; and won numerous honours including the SOCAN Foundation’s Choral Award for Young Composers. Tristan Zaba is currently a PhD candidate in music at York University and holds a Master’s degree in music composition from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in the same subject with a vocal minor from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. He is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and member of the Canadian League of Composers.