Biography

Hesam Abedini (1992) is an Iranian-American composer of Western and Eastern music. He is a graduate of the Tehran Music School and founding member of the Sibarg Ensemble. He received his diploma on piano performance and composition and has also studied at the Yerevan Conservatory in Armenia for three years where he studied piano performance with Dr. George Sarajian.

He has worked closely and attended various master-classes with Philippe Cassard, Sergey Sarajian, Norman Weston, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis and Lei Liang.

His pieces have been performed by various performers and ensembles such as:
Sibarg Ensemble (California)
Saddleback College Big Band (Mission Viejo)
Norman Weston (Irvine)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle (San Diejo)

In the research of his musical language he dedicated the last five years of his studies in the United States to researching on classical Persian music theory and studying the Persian vocal repertoire under the direction and supervision of Dr. Hossein Omoumi, Maseeh Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine.

In 2012 he was invited to join a research project team directed by Dr. Hossein Omoumi and one year after their project on classical Persian music was granted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Documentary Educational Resources (DER). Upon that he has directed a 50 minuets documentary movie about classical Persian music and developed a website to teach classical Persian music to non-Farsi speakers.

Recently he was admitted to the honors program in composition at the University of California, San Diego where he is studying music composition.

These days Hesam is working on his mini-opera project, which is awarded by the University of California, San Diego.