Afarin Nazarijou, Qanun

Afarin is an award-winning Qanun player from Iran who has participated in various national and international music festivals and performed with acclaimed artists such as Negar Kharkan, Mahsa Vahdat, maestro Dariush Talaei and Mohammadreza Fayaz. She started playing the Qanun at the age of five, and since then has graduated with a bachelor and masters degrees in performance from Tehran University and is now pursuing her second masters degree at the New England Conservatory with a specialization in contemporary improvisation. Afarin has ten years of experience in teaching the Qanun at the Pars Music Institute, one of Iran’s most prestigious institutions.