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Gitz Razaz, an American composer and broadcaster of Iranian origin, was born on 22 March 1986. She began to study music at seven, then studied at Juilliard with Samuel Adler, Robert Beaser and John Corigliano, who called her 'a unique composer whose Middle-Eastern roots have merged with her Western sensibilities to produce music that is both original and startling' and went on to say that she was on her way to becoming a major force in contemporary music.
Her first chamber opera, Fault Lines, was commissioned by Washington National Opera and first performed at the Kennedy Center in 2018.
In 2011 and 2012 she presented radio programmes for New York's internet radio station Q2 Music.
Ensemble. Undeniable Brilliance and Thrills - Ron Bierman listens to Brahms, Dvořák and Gity Razaz