Praised for her "expressivity and virtuosity" (New York Concert Review), Morwaread Farbood has been has been hailed as a "rising star" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) in the harpsichord world. She was selected for the Pro Musicis International Award in 2006 and won First Prize at the Prague International Harpsichord Competition in 2005.
Her engagements have included concerto performances with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, as well as solo recitals for the Janacek International Music Festival, the Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Concentus Moraviae International Music Festival, the Mikolowskie dni muzyki festival in Poland, and the Bachfest der Neuen Bachgesellschaft in Germany, as well as solo recitals in the United States. She gave her New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall in 2007.
Dr. Farbood was awarded an Emerson Fellowship from 2001-2006 for her studies with Mark Kroll at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additional studies include a sojourn in Paris, where she worked with Olivier Baumont. Her degrees include an A.B. in Music from Harvard College and an S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory, where her research focused on music cognition and compututational modeling of music. Her work, including the music software application Hyperscore, has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, the Casa-di-Musica in Portugal, and Haus der Musik in Vienna. She is currently on faculty at New York University and is a member of the NYU Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL).