Composer and Pianist
Born in 1991 in Tehran, at the age of 11, Mazyar Kashian officially began studying music at the Tehran Music School in the field of composition alongside learning cello and piano. Moreover, he learned Persian traditional music (Radif) in Maktabkhaneh (school) of Mirza Abdollah under the supervision of Mohammadreza Lotfi. He finished his bachelor’s degree in instrumental composition with Johannes Schöllhorn and Brigitta Muntendorf and piano at the Institute for New Music in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne in 2020. Since 2021, he has been working on his master’s degree in composition, musicology, and Tonsatz at the same Institution.
He has taken part in masterclasses by composers such as Mathias Spahlinger, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Enno Poppe and received DAAD scholarship for a research residency in Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel. His pieces were performed by various ensembles such as Ensemble Musikfabrik and premiered in festivals such as ACHT BRÜCKEN Festival.
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