Gabriel Dharmoo is a composer, vocalist, improviser and researcher.
His works have been performed in Canada, the U.S.A, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Poland, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. He has received many awards for his compositions, such as the Canada Council for the Arts Jules Léger Prize for his chamber work Wanmansho (2017) and the Conseil québécois de la musique Opus Award for his opera À chaque ventre son monstre (2018). He was also awarded the Canadian Music Centre’s Harry Freedman Recording Award (2018), the MusCan Student Composer Competition (2017), the SOCAN Jan V Matejcek Prize (2016), the Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize (2011), the Fernand-Lindsay Prix d’Europe composition prize (2011) as well as 6 prizes from the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.
Having researched Carnatic music with 4 renowned masters in Chennai (India) in 2008 and 2011, his personal musical style encourages the fluidity between tradition and innovation. He has participated in many cross-cultural and intertraditional musical projects, many being led by Sandeep Bhagwati in Montréal ( Sound of Montréal, Ville étrange) and in Berlin ( Zungenmusiken, Miyagi Haikus).
As a vocalist and interdisciplinary artist, his career has led him to travel internationally, notably with his solo show Anthropologies imaginaires, which was awarded at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (2015) and the SummerWorks Performance Festival (2016).
He is a PhD candidate at Concordia University’s PhD “Individualized Program” with Sandeep Bhagwati (Music), Noah Drew (Theatre) and David Howes (Anthropology).