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My musical interests include ancient melodies, irregular patterns, and impromptu jam sessions. I play Daf and Tombak semi-professionally and Tar, Setar, and Tanbur as a hobbyist. Since 2000, I've been periodically teaching and performing live.




  • 2019
  • University of California, Irvine
    Farhang Foundation: Mehregan Conference

  • 2019
  • Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
    Norouz Festival

  • 2018
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    The Garcia-Fons Ensemble


  • 2018
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    The Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Parissa

  • 2016
  • Barbican Centre, London, UK
    Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2014
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Sunday at the Met: Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2014
  • Cal Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
    Grand Performances: Fared Shafinury & Ensemble

  • 2013
  • Lou Harrison House, Joshua Tree, CA
    A Trio with Shafinury and Saba Alizadeh

  • 2013
  • Freight & Salvage, Berkley, CA
    Shahrzad Sepanlou & Fared Shafinury Ensemble

  • 2012
  • Stanford University Cubberley Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA
    Fared Shafinury & Tehranosaurus

  • 2012
  • Thayer Hall Colburn School Of Music, Los Angeles, CA
    Fared Shafinury & Tehranosaurus

  • 2011
  • Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Sepideh Raissadat & Ensemble

  • 2011
  • Freight & Salvage, Berkley, CA
    Sepideh Raissadat & Ensemble

  • 2010
  • Santiago Arts Festival, Santiago, Spain
    Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2009
  • The Sacred Music Festival of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
    Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2009
  • Lombrana Festival of Arts, Santander, Spain
    Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2009
  • Asia Society, New York
    Muslim Voices Festival, Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2004
  • Avay-e Nik Music Academy, Tehran, IR
    The Annual Show

  • 2003
  • Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, IR
    Him Performance Art Exhibition

  • 2003
  • Roudaki Hall, Tehran, IR
    Organon Suite:‌ Guitar & Percussions Quartet

  • 2002
  • Voix Sacrées du Monde, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Parissa & Ensemble

  • 2001
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK
    Parissa & Ensemble