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Saad Haddad


About this Artist

Saad Haddad (b. 1992) is a composer that achieves a “remarkable fusion of idioms” (The New York Times), most notably in his work exploring the disparate qualities inherent in Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition.  

Recent commissions include a piano concerto for IRCAM and the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France; a clarinet concerto for Kinan Azmeh and the Princeton Symphony; two string quartets for the Lydian and Callisto Quartets; a mixed octet for the International Contemporary Ensemble; and an orchestral work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  

He is the recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been in residence at the Ucross Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, and currently serves as the California Symphony’s 2023–2026 Composer-in-Residence. 

Haddad holds degrees from Columbia, Juilliard, and the University of Southern California. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two dogs, Ivy and Kala.