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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]
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.
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 bachelor's 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".
- Themes (2001), Hermes Records
- Iradj Sahbai, Igor Stravinsky (2003), Kargah-e Musiqi
- Goosh 1 (2003), Mahriz-e Mehr
- Second Take (2004), Hermes Records
- La Muerte del Angel (2005), Ahange Parsian
- Crossing (2007), Hermes Records
- Clouds (2008), Hermes Records
- On The Wind (2008), Hermes Records
- Suites (2010), Hermes Records
- Echoes from distant Lands (2012), Hermes Records
Alchemy and Dust(Kimia va Khak) Directed by Abbass Rafeyee Iran
Buddha Mountain Directed by Li Yu China
Awards(Padash) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran
Spring Fever Directed by Lou Ye China
Yousef the Prophet(yousef-e piambar) Directed by Farajollah Salahshour Iran
Awards For Silence(Padash-e sokut) Directed by Maziar Miri Iran
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
A piece of bread (Yek Tekke Nan) Directed by Kamal Tabrizi Iran
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
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
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
Going By(Az kenare ham migozarim) Directed by Iraj Karimi Iran
The Water and the Fire(Ab o Atash) Directed by Fereydoun Jayrani Iran
The Strangers(Biganegan) Directed by Ramin Bahrani Iran - USA
The Turtle (Lakposht) Directed by Ali Shah-Hatami Iran
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)
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)
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
- Peyman Yazdanian-Official Website
- Peyman Yazdanian at the Internet Movie Database
- Concours Musical de France
- Interview with 7sang Magazine (Persian)