Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Aida Shirazi is a Ph.D. student in
composition and works with Mika Pelo. She holds her B.A. in classical
piano from Tehran University of Art (Iran), and her B.M. in music
composition and theory from Bilkent University (Turkey). She studied
Santoor (traditional Iranian dulcimer) with Parissa Khosravi Samani.
Shirazi has worked with composers Hooshyar Khayam, Yigit Aydin,
Onur Turkmen, Tolga Yayalar, Mark Andre, Kurt Rohde, Riccardo
Piacentini, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Adam Roberts, Fusun Koksal, and
She is the winner of “ACIMC” and “Bilgi New Music Festival” competitions. Her works have been performed by Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Ergon Ensemble, Sierra Ensemble and performers of “Klasik Keyifler,” “Sesin Yolculugu” and “Young Composers, Young Performers” festivals in Turkey, France, and the United States. She has attended workshops with Interface Ensemble (2013) and Yurodny Ensemble (2016).
In her music for solo instruments, voice, ensemble, orchestra and
electroacoustic works, she examines different harmonic, timbral, rhythmic
and formal elements of classical and folkloric Iranian music in the
framework of contemporary music. Shirazi’s music is also influenced by
literature and lingual elements.
Shirazi is an awardee of a Provost’s Fellowship in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.