WELCOME TO MY LIFE

Born on March 1995

Kerman, Iran

I was born on March 23, 1995 in Kerman, a city in the southeast of Iran, famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage. Although my family members were art lovers, there was nobody having professional activities in artistic fields. However, my parents were professional electrical engineers.

Getting involved with music

Kerman, Iran

I got involved with music in pre-elementary school when I was 6 years old. Soon, I started to learn classical piano at age 7 under the supervision of Maestro Savik Ghazarian and it was my first serious encounter with music.

Stuck to Iranian music

Kerman, Iran

At the same time of learning classical piano, I become interested in Iranian music. So I started to learn Iranian traditional singing techniques and Radif (Iranian traditional singing repertory) as well as Iranian percussion instrument called Tombak under the supervision of Maestro Ataollah Moshrefzadeh.

Moving to capital

Tehran, Iran

I moved to Tehran, the capital of Iran with my family in 2004 when I was 9 years old, seeking more opportunities.

NODET

Tehran, Iran

In 2016, I was accepted to National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents of Iran (NODET) through three stages of entrance exams. An organization supported by presidential institution which concentrates on development of youngsters with special talents.

Maestro Mahmoud Farahmand

Tehran, Iran

So interested in percussion instrument, I carried on studying Tombak under the supervision of Maestro Mahmoud Farahmand, one of the most well-known Tombak teachers of Iran.

Maestro Sediq Tarif

Tehran, Iran

In 2008, I had the chance to enter the masterclasses of Maestro Sediq Tarif, one of the most well-known Iranian Kurdish singers to carry on studying Iranian Radif and singing techniques. However, I had formerly continued my musical education after moving to Tehran by studying Tar, an Iranian fundamental instrument under the supervision of Fereydoun Ehteshami and Jahanshah Saremi as well as studying Iranian Radif under the supervision of Salar Aghili, an Iranian famous singer with which I become a co-worker later on. Moreover, relationship with Maestro Sediq Tarif did not maintain a professor-student relationship and become more friendly while getting to start working together professionally.

Iran University of Science and Technology

Tehran, Iran

Graduated form NODET in 2013, I was admitted to Iran University of Science and Technology to study Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. IUST is on of the top 3 technical universities of Iran and the first in Industrial Engineering.

Maestro Houshang Zarif

Tehran, Iran

It was a great chance of mine to continue studying Tar under the supervision of Maestro Houshang Zarif, one of the greatest Tar player and teachers of whole Iranian musical history. He was not only a great music teacher but one by whom I was so inspired in terms of life style.

Tending to composition and conducting

Tehran, Iran

My thirst of music was not overcome even by studying too many instruments such as Tar, Setar, Ney, Tanbour, Tombak, Daf and Piano. Actually, my perfectionist mind was about to have them all at the same time. So I started become gradually interested in composing music for ensembles and orchestras and conducting them.

First Philharmonic Orchestra

Tehran, Iran

There were no conducting professors in Iran those days and studying conducting was not that common even in music schools and art universities. So I had no choice else that the media. At age 18, I started my first philharmonic orchestra with few of my friends. In spite of numerous obstacles for a teenager self-studied conductor, it led to a memorable performance in Iran University of Science and Technology in 2014.

Maestro Nader Mashayekhi

Tehran, Iran

Soon after, I had the chance to take part in Conducting and Composing masterclasses of Maestro Nader Mashayekhi, the former conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra just after his return form Vienna. My relationship with this Iranian John Cage memorial become closer later on and led to joint programs and researches.

Ramsheh Philharmonic Orchestra

Tehran, Iran

in Dec. 2015, I was invited to Ramsheh Philharmonic Orchestra as the guest conductor to conduct their joint project with Aminollah Rashidi, a well-know Iranian vocalist in his last concert at age 92. The concert was performed in high standards in April 2016 despite all difficulties of rehearsing with a young orchestra as well as an aged vocalist.

Youngest conductor of the country

Tehran, Iran

Having conducted Ramsheh Philharmonic in my first official concert as a conductor, I was recognized as the youngest professional conductor of my country at age 21.

Birth of interdisciplinary activities

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

In summer 2016, I participated in a summer program of École de technologie supérieure, Quebec University in Montreal on water quality control of St. Lawrence river. Beside investigating on this project, negotiations went on with program supervisor Dr. Mario Dubois and faculty director Dr. Pierre Dumouchel which reinforced the tendency to merging the musical and engineering knowledge and getting them together in an interdisciplinary manner. An idea with which I had come up in 2015 by the influence of my faculty director at IUST Dr. Omid Shafia.

Joint masterclass with Maestro Nader Mashayekhi

Tehran, Iran

Based on an idea of mine and kind support of Maestro Nader Mashayekhi, we held a joint masterclass in 2017 with the title of ``What the conductor says.`` on how the musicians should encounter the conductor with regard to understanding the most of the conductor and conducting issues.

Maestro Shardad Rohani

Tehran, Iran

In late 2017, I had the chance to take part in masterclasses of Maestro Shahrdad Rohani, principal conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra on composition and orchestration. Shahrdad Rohani is mostly known with his concert in Acropolis, Greece conducting Yanni and his orchestra.

Concordia University

Tehran, Iran

Having defended my dissertation on Six Sigma application in symphony orchestra, I was admitted to Concordia University for MASc Industrial Engineering on engineering application in music industry under the supervision of Dr. Nadia Bhuiyan.