Peyman Yazdanian

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Peyman Yazdanian (Persian: پیمان یزدانیان ‎, born 1968) is a famous and awarded Iranian pianist and music composer. As a composer, he has written over forty pieces for solo piano and has composed a lot for national and foreign featured films. He has also written original soundtracks for plays and multimedia. He has introduced a new form of expressionism based on Persian motives and its oriental moods.[verification needed]

Biography[edit]

Peyman Yazdanian was born in 1969 in Tehran. He started learning the piano at the age of 6 and continued with his master Farman Behboud up to the advanced level. At the age of 12, he started taking harmony and composition lessons from Paulus Khofri. He has taken part in a few master classes of Austrian professor Gerhard Geretschlaeger from the Konservatorium Wien University and Professor Ernest Hozel from the Graz conservatory and he has also taken an advanced stage course in Marseille with Professor Ginette Gaubert. He has taken a few Conducting lessons with Iradj Sahbai (The conductor of Strasbourg-Schiltigheim Orchestra). He has had many concerts both as a soloist and an accompanist. Taking part in the international piano competition, Concours Musical de France(CMF) held in 2000, he won the first prize and afterwards he had a recital in the French University, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (E.N.S.T). A year before he had won the second prize in the same competition (CMF). As a composer, he has written more than forty pieces for the piano and some of them have been performed in Paris.

Soundtracks[edit]

He has composed for a number of featured films like “The Wind Will Carry Us” by Abbas Kiarostami, “The Strangers” by Ramin Bahrani, “The Water and the Fire” by Fereydoun Jayrani, Iraj Karimi's “Going by”, “The deserted Station” by Alireza Raisian, “The little birdboy” by Rahbar Ghanbari, “And along came a spider” by Maziar Bahari, “The White Nights” by Farzad Motamen,“The Wind Carpet” & “Sometimes look at the sky” & “A Piece of Bread” by Kamal Tabrizi, “The Fatherhood Village” by Rasoul Mollagholipour, “The Tradition of Lover Killing” & “A Place in Far Distance” by Khosro Masumi, “The Soldiers of Friday” by Masood Kimiai, “The Picture of A Lady From Far away” by Ali Mosaffa and “A Night” & “Few days later” by Niki Karimi, “Firework Wednesday” by Asghar Farhadi and “Awards for silence” by Maziar Miri.

He has also worked for few foreign featured films like Lost in Beijing (2007-China) by Li Yu, "Summer Palace" (2006-China, France) by Lou Ye (Official selection In the Competition, Cannes film festival 2006,"Full Metal Village" (2006-Germany) by Sung-Hyung Cho, "La Fine del Mare" (2005-Germany, France) by Nora Hoppe, "Man Push Cart" (2005-USA), "Forbidden Chapter" (2004-Italy, France), .

As a composer, Yazdanian also conducted music for “Joeseph, the prophet” an Iranian TV Show directed by Farajollah Salahshoor that became famous within the Iranian people.

He got his bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and now he works as a pianist, composer and piano teacher.

Yazdanian adores performing pieces by Sergei Rachmaninov.

November 2007 He had a concert in Italy at "Folk Club" in Torino, played few of his own compositions (including "A Tea Collection for a String Ensemble" and "Quintet Sonata") with an Italian quartet named "Xenia Ensemble" and played few Improvisations with an Iranian percutionist from Rome, Mohsen Kassirossafar.

Recently, he played liszt, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov on his Piano Recital at Grand Vahdat Hall, 3 and 4 January 2008. He also played his own suites for solo piano including: Concert suite, Expression suite, Sarrow suite and his last suite: "few Persian recipes for a French chef".

Discography[edit]

Themes Hermes Records 2001

Iradj Sahbai,Igor Stravinsky Kargah-e Musiqi 2003

Goosh 1 Mahriz-e Mehr 2003

Second Take Hermes Records 2004

La Muerte del Angel Ahange Parsian 2005

Crossing Hermes Records 2007

Clouds Hermes Records 2008

On The Wind Hermes Records 2008

Suites Hermes Records 2010

Echoes from distant Lands Hermes Records 2012

Filmography[edit]

2010

Alchemy and Dust(Kimia va Khak) Directed by Abbass Rafeyee Iran

Buddha Mountain Directed by Li Yu China

2009

Awards(Padash) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran

Spring Fever Directed by Lou Ye China

2008

Yousef the Prophet(yousef-e piambar) Directed by Farajollah Salahshour Iran

2007

Awards For Silence(Padash-e sokut) Directed by Maziar Miri Iran

Lost in Beijing Directed by Li Yu China

2006

Full Metal Village Directed by Sung Hyung Cho Germany

Few days later(Chand rooze ba’ad) Directed by Niki Karimi Iran

A Place in Far Distance(Djayee dar door dast) Directed by Khosro Masumi Iran

Firework Wednesday (Charshanbeh suri) Directed by Asghar Farhadi Iran

Summer Palace Directed by Lou Ye China - France

2005

La Fine Del Mare Directed by Nora Hoppe Germany - France

Forbidden Chapter Directed by Fariborz Kamkari France - Italy

Man Push Cart Directed by Ramin Bahrani USA

A piece of bread (Yek Tekke Nan) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran

2004

A Night(Yek shab) Directed by Niki Karimi Iran - France

The tradition of lover Killing(Rasme Ashegh Koshi) Directed by Khosro Masumi Iran

The soldiers of Friday(Sarbazane Jom’e) Directed by Masoud Kimiai Iran

The fatherhood field(Mazra’aye Pedari) Directed by Rasool Mollagholipour Iran

The picture of a lady from faraway(Simaye zani dar door dast) Directed by Ali Mosaffa Iran

2003

Sometimes look at the sky(Gahi be asman negah kon) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran

The wind carpet(Farshe Baad) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran - Japan

Crimson gold(Talaye sorkh) Directed by Jafar Panahi Iran

2002

Bright Nights (Shabhaye Roshan) Directed by Farzad Motamen Iran

And along came a spider Directed by Maziar Bahari Iran

The little bird boy(Parandebaze Koochak) Directed by Rahbar Ghanbari Iran

The deserted station(Istgahe Matrook) Directed by Alireza Raisain Iran

2001

Going By(Az kenare ham migozarim) Directed by Iraj Karimi Iran

The Water and the Fire(Ab o Atash) Directed by Fereydoun Jayrani Iran

2000

The Strangers(Biganegan) Directed by Ramin Bahrani Iran - USA

The Wind Will Carry Us(Bad ma ra khahad bord) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Iran - France

1998

The Birth of Light Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Iran

The Turtle (Lakposht) Directed by Ali Shah-Hatami Iran

Awards[edit]

He won the First prize of the 5th Olympia film festival (December 2002) in Greece for the best Original Sound Track of the film “The little birdboy”(Dir:Rahbar Ghanbari).[citation needed]

Works[edit]

Piano Compositions

More than 40 pieces for solo piano including 4 preludes, 2 fantasies, 1 ballad,1 barcarolle, 5 suites and few pieces in free style. (1979–2007)

Orchestral Compositions

A Tea Collection for A String Ensemble in six movements. It's a suite for a big string ensemble but could be played with a string quartet as well.(2007)

Piano Recordings

Played and recorded 3 Inventions, Un homage de Ravel and 15 traditional voices for piano by Irajd Sahbai in a cd which published by Kargah Musiqi.(2003)

Played and recorded a piece named "Eghbal" by Mohammad Reza Darvishi published in "Goosh" series by Mahriz publishing company.(2003)

Music for plays

The original soundtrack for the play “For a More Important Thing”, based on the story “Hope For the Flowers”, directed by Sheyda Safavi, Iran 1998

Music for multimedia

The original soundtrack for Negah Multimedia CD-ROM, “Cinema ’76”, Iran 1997

The original soundtrack for Negah Multimedia CD-ROM, “Footballopedia ’98”, Iran 1998

The original soundtrack for Multimedia CD-ROM “Kish ‘77”, produced by Kish Free Zone Organization, Iran 1998

The original soundtrack for Negah Multimedia CD-ROM, “Art Gallery”, Iran 2001

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