Siavash Imani was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran. He studied classical Iranian music and Tar with Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Arshad Tahmasbi and Zeidollah Toluei. In recent years, he has collaborated and performed with renowned musicians, to name a few, Hossein Dehlavi, Daryoush Talai, Arshad Tahmasbi, among others.

Siavash co-owns “Baghe Naghmeha Music Institute” with Aria Mohafez, a renowned and respected Santoor player, and the two continue to manage and expand the school.

In 2017, Siavash co-founded “Didar School of Music” based out of Ontario, Canada and he remains on board as Chief Operating Officer.


Notable Compositions and Contributions

  • Duet with Zohreh Gholipour at “Female Voice of Iran Festival” – Berlin (2017)
  • Kaloogan, Selected works of Parviz Iranpour, compiled and arranged by: Siavash Imani (Publishing soon…)
  • Founder of “Sepidar” Masterclass Series on classical Iranian music (2016)
  • Singing In Shadow,”  Anthology of classical female voices in Iran, today – ADMP Records (2016)
  • Solo Improvisation at “Night of Persian Musical Instrument 4” (2015)
  • The Spring Bare Stalk“, Tar Solo – Mahoor Institute (2015)
  • Solo Improvisation at “Night of Persian Musical Instrument 3” (2014)
  • Saaz-e Man, Zolf-e Yaar,” Vocal: Afsaneh Rasaie (2013)
  • Collaborated and performed for “Introduction to the Dastgahs of Iranian Music,” written and compiled by: Mohammad Reza Fayyaz – Mahoor Institute (2012)
  • Ensemble Performance of Bigjekhani`s Works” – Naghmeh Negar Institute (2009)
  • Collaborated and performed with Arshad Tahmasbi on the production of “An Introduction to Radif” Radio Series – Farhang National Radio (2005-2008)
  • Shahrood”, duet with Arshad Tahmasbi – Avaye Barbad Institute (2006)
  • Co-Founder of “Avay-e Norouz” Ensemble along with Arash Fallah, Mahan Nohroodi and Soheil Sadeghi (2006)
  • Participated in “Iranian National Plectrum Orchestra” conducted by Hossein Dehlavi (2003)

Awards and Achievments

  • Selected and performed as “The New Emerging Generation of Tar-Players” by Daryoush Talai at Niavaran Cultural Foundation (2005)
  • First place at 5th “National University Student Festival” – Tehran (2003)??
  • First place at 4th “National University Student Festival” – Tehran (2002)
  • First place for “Best Improvisation” category at “Youth Soloist Festival” – Tehran (2001)