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Biography
Habib Azar

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Habib Azar’s directing work spans a wide range of mediums, from contemporary opera to film and television. His stage credits include the world premiere staging of Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, with the International Contemporary Ensemble. He also directed the American stage premiere of Georg Fredrich Haas’s Atthis with Opera Cabal at The Kitchen. He has directed multiple New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts.

His first feature film, Armless — which he both directed and scored  was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win awards at festivals around the world. For television, Azar has directed more than 500 hours of network broadcasts, ranging from As the World Turns to Live From Lincoln Center. He has directed for The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, as well as many New York Philharmonic broadcasts, including the reopening of David Geffen Hall for PBS. Azar also regularly films ensembles and artists around the world including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Itzhak Perlman, Philip Glass, and Wynton Marsalis.

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