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2 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

My wife and I run a small institute that aims at providing well rounded musical education. In addition we both teach piano. We have students from age 2.5 to 85.


Universität Mozarteum | Salzburg, Austria | MA in Composition and Electronic Music 2017-present 

Universität Mozarteum | Salzburg, Austria | BA in Composition and Electronic Music 2017

Yerevan State Conservatory of Komitas | Yerevan, Armenia | 90 units completed towards BA in Composition 2010

Selected Projects and Lectures:

Visiting composer at mise-en festival, New York City 2017

Soundscapes Salzburg sound installation(commissioned), Museum der Moderne, Salzburg 2017

Dialoge Festival 2017(commissioned composition), Mozarteum Stiftung, Salzburg 2016

Composer and panel speaker in project: Musik und Macht in Nahen Osten in collaboration with ConTempOhr, Salzburg 2016

Collaboration with Kairosquartett and pianist Jan Gerdes,  Salzburg 2015

Composer at Festival for Contemporary Music, performed by Austrian Ensemble for New Music, Arts University, Tirana 2015

Composer at «ganz privat» Saison 2015/16 in collaboration with oenm, Künstlerhaus Salzburg

Visiting composer at Festival 4020, Linz 2013

Talk: Peter Ablinger’s IEAOV at University of Mozarteum, Salzburg 2013

Talk: Ludger Brümmer’s La Cloche Sans Vallees at University of Mozarteum, Salzburg 2013

Collaboration with Marino Formenti as a composer in cooperation with Institute for New Music Salzburg 2012

Selected Workshops/Seminars:

Excursion: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie 2017 | next generation festival, Karlsruhe Germany

impuls 2017 | Graz | Principal teachers: Rebecca Saunders, Mark Andre, Gerd Kühr

Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 2016 | Principal teachers: Chaya Czernowin, Roger Reynolds, Dror Feiler and Klaus Lang

Mozarteum Summer Academy 2016 | Principal teacher: Georg Friedrich Haas

Conference: European New Music Festival as Agorai: Music, Creativity, Politics and History | Mozarteum Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

Excursion: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie 2015 | next generation festival, Karlsruhe Germany.

Language Skills:

Armenian, English, Farsi, and German (Full professional proficiency)

French, Arabic, and Dutch (Limited reading proficiency)


Farshid, Shahriyar. Nader Mashayekhi's 1 eine Nacht. Thesis. Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, 2017. Salzburg: n.p., 2017. Print.

Farshid, Shahriyar. Karlheinz Stockhausen's Cosmic Pulses. Thesis. Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, 2017. Salzburg: n.p., 2017. Print.

Farshid, Shahriyar. "Shahriyar Farshid (im Gespräch mit Wolfgang Gratzer)." Interview by Wolfgang Gratzer. Sounds of Migration 2016: 242-57. Print.


ÖKB - Austrian Society of Composers | Vienna, Austria

ÖGZM - Austrian Society for Contemporary Music | Vienna, Austria

AKM - Autors, Composers and Publishers | Vienna, Austria

ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers | New York, USA 

SCI - Society of Composers, Inc. | Texas, USA

ACIMC - L'Association des Compositeurs Iraniens de la Musique Contemporaine | Paris, France


Married to pianist Anousha Farshid.

Loves chess and hiking.

All of our students are different. Therefore an important part of our job is creating unique curriculums for each student. I try to find and develop students' strengths while working on things that are necessary for each student.

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3 Reviews


  • Hirad Nasiri

    Clever, patient, experienced and very knowledgeable about art and especially music. I know him for a long time. He has an extraordinary personality. A real artist who can always learn a lot from him in conversation with him. Great composer, pianist and musicolog.

  • Anna

    Shahriyar is very responsible, patient and kind. He makes the lessons so much fun and interesting and at the same time he is serious and demanding.

  • Manda

    Sha helped me prepare for university entrance examination in Austria. He is a highly competent teacher. I made a lot of progress in few weeks of intensive(everyday) lessons and guess what! I got accepted into the graduate school. Thank you so much.

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