Ashkan Behzadi is an Iranian–Canadian composer. He earned his DMA in composition at Columbia University. Prior to this, he graduated from McGill University where he finished his bachelor’s degree in composition and music theory. Ashkan’s music has been commissioned and performed by various international ensembles, including TAK Ensemble, Oerknal Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Divertimento Ensemble, and Ensemble Alternance. For the 2019–2020 academic year, Ashkan joined the University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Ashkan Behzadi has been named a 2021-2022 Guggenheim Fellow in composition.