Born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran. He began playing Tar (an Iranian classical-traditional instrument) as well as Piano after high school. He was discriminated from studying at university because of his religious belief in Baha’i faith by Iranian regime, so he attended the music program offered by an underground institute, BIHE (Baha’i Institute for Higher Education) founded by Baha community of Iran to give the opportunity to its young people who have been denied access to academic studies in their own country to access to higher education.
Being blind he has never limited his studies, activities and career as a musician. He is graduated in composition from the Conservatory of Milan under the supervision of Mario Garuti. He has also studied in Giorgio Tedde’s studio and participated in master classes of distincted composers like Claudio Ambrosini, Marco Stroppa, Frédéric Durieux, …
In January 2019 he has worked with Roadrunner trio (clarinet, Accordion and cello) based in Amsterdam through a composition workshop which ended with recording of his piece, Lightscape, written for these instruments. In June 2018 he was invited by Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra (VI-CO) to Global Soundscapes Festival in Vancouver, Canada, as composer and tar performer. His pieces Pishzangouleh for tar and orchestra and Incising Glimmers for tar and ensemble have been performed in this festival by VI-CO and Araxes Ensemble rispectively.
His other experiences in collaboration with ensembles include working with Ex Novo Ensemble and New Made Ensemble. His piece “Songs of the Rose Garden: Song 1” for bass flute, violin and piano has been commissioned for the festival Maratona Contemporanea 2015 by Teatro la Fenice of venice, and his
piece “Fantasy in Segah” for guitar has been selected for Call for Scores New Made Week – il progetto “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” in 2015. His electroacustic composition, EffecTar, has been broadcasted on Radiotre, the dedicated radio channel of RAI, the Italian radio-television.
He received merit award from Valentino Bucchi Foundation in 35 th edition of international composition competition in 2012 for his quintet (Primo Quintetto), as well as special mention for the same piece from the Maurice Ravel Association in the first edition of international composition competition in 2015.
He has performed tar either as soloist or with different ensembles in various cities of his country and abroad, in concerts and festivals such as Entroterre Festival of Bertinoro and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy, and the annual conference of Persian Culture (FOPCA) in Chicago, USA, Music Fajr Festival in Tehran, Iran. He has received various awards as the best tar player in different competitions and festivals such as Tar Performers Festival – Tribute to Maestro Hosein Alizadeh 2003 in Tehran.
He is artistic director of the Sarir ensemble founded in 2019 with the prospective of performing and promoting Persian music in Iran and all over the world.
He has a long term experience in teaching tar, theory of music, sight-singing and eartraining. He is now an instructor and faculty member of BIHE. He has also given a lecture at the University of Milan – musicology program, about tar and its performing techniques, and has held workshops about Persian music in Entroterre Festival in Bertinoro, Italy in 2018. He is actually the counselor of Sazine music Institute and Piano Institute in Karaj, Iran. He is also the manager of collaboration project between Sazine Music Institute and the Conservatory of Cesena (in Italy) in holding music preparatory courses in Iran.