Arash Yazdani (b. 1985)
Composer and conductor Arash Yazdani has studied at Tehran Superior Conservatory (University of Applied Science and Technology), The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Hochschule für Musik Basel and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; and has obtained degrees in piano, double bass, orchestral conducting and composition. His main composition teacher was Georg Friedrich Haas and his conducting tutors include Peter Eötvös, Susanna Mälkki and Rodolfo Fischer.
In 2018, he pursued a PhD in Composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and has been a research residency fellow at Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik Graz.
Arash is the artistic director and conductor of Ensemble for New Music Tallinn and the artistic director of Sound Plasma festival for microtonal music, as well as Sound Plasma ensemble Berlin.
Yazdani’s music can be recognized for its application of the acoustic and psycho-acoustic phenomena on the fabric of music, and creating a unique hearing experience with the use of instruments.