Babak Koohestani

Babak Koohestani (b. 1987, Tehran) is a violinist and violist. He started music at age of seven, and received first prize of National Competition of Young Performers Fajr Festival (1997). He has a Bachelor degree in Violin, and Master’s degree in Performance and Chamber Music from Tehran University.

Mr Koohestani is the founder of Arvand Quartet (together with cellist Idin Ahmadinejad), and Zarvan Trio (with Karan Salajegheh and Narges Fallah Pasand). He has performed regularly with Tehran University Strings, Camerata Strings, Ayso, Parsian Orchestra, Iranian Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2016 is enrolled as the concert master for Nilper Orchestra.

From 2017 he started a duo project recording violin and piano literature with Hooshyar Khayam in Tehran Records.

Photo by Faeqeh Shahverdi