New PARMA Artist: Nicolas Kaviani

PARMA is pleased to announce Los Angeles based composer, Nicolas Kaviani, to our growing roster of talented artists.

As a composer, Mr. Kaviani is particularly interested in choral music.  He has composed a Te Deum, a 35 minute work for orchestra, choir, and vocal soloists, along with a Missa Solemnis, an epic-proportioned 2 hour long setting of the latin mass text for orchestra, choir and soloists.

Currently, Mr. Kaviani is working on a tetralogy entitled “Les Saisons” which explores the relation between the four temporal seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) and the four stages of the life cycle (Birth, Growth, Maturity, Death/Return), as well as an a’capella setting of original poetry.

Mr. Kaviani has spent a large portion of his career as a composer in France, studying at the Conservatoire de Musique Olivier Messiaen in Avignon, France.  In the US, he studied at UC Santa Cruz under David Cope.

Mr. Kaviani will be recording his setting of the Te Deum and his a’capella setting in the Czech Republic with PARMA later this year.  Mr. Kaviani will be accompanied by a professional film crew during this project to make a DVD that will be included on his debut release with PARMA Recordings.  Listen to a recording of Movement I from Mr. Kaviani’s “String Quartet #4” below. Quartet #4 mvt 1 by Kaviani

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