Gity Razaz is an award-winning composer of concert music. Her music has been hailed by the New York Times as “ravishing and engulfing” and by the San Diego Union Tribune as "remarkable and breathtaking." Ms. Razaz’s music ranges from concert solo pieces to large symphonic works and her work has been performed internationally. Oscar Award-winning composer and mentor John Corigliano writes: “…her Middle-Eastern roots have merged with her Western sensibilities to produce music that is both original and startling. She is on her way to becoming a major force in contemporary music.”
Ms. Razaz was the first Iranian woman to be accepted into the Juilliard School's prestigious graduate composition program. Her music has been performed at Carnegie Hall by the American Composers Orchestra, at Brooklyn's National Sawdust as part of her 2015-2016 tenure as inaugural composer-in-residence, as well as by the Seattle Symphony, former cellist of Kronos Quartet Jeffrey Zeigler, Metropolis Ensemble, Albany Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
Her upcoming projects include an opera with the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., an evening-length ballet for Moscow Theatre, and multiple works as part of her tenure as 2017 composer-in-residence at New York's Chautauqua Opera.