COMPOSER – PIANIST – MUSICOLOGIST
Madjid Tahriri (*1981 Tehran) is an iranian composer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Arts (piano, musicology) from the Azad University, Tehran in 2004 and was pianist in the iranian „Melal-Orchestra“. From 1995 to 2006 he took lessons in piano, music theory, ear training, counterpoint, harmony, Orchestration and composition with Afshin Rabetian, Peyman Soltani, Chista Gharib, Dr. Hasan Riahi, Mostafa Kamal Pourtorab, Farid Omran, Sharif Lotfi and Farhad Fakhreddini. In 2012 he obtained his diploma in instrumental and electronic composition with Prof. Dirk Reith, Prof. Günter Steinke and Prof. Thomas Neuhaus and in 2018 he completed his PhD in musicology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.
Madjid Tahriri’s music is performed at international festivals in Europe, Asia and America. In 2009 he was selected for the interdisciplinary competition and workshop „operare 09“ in Berlin. In the same year Madjid Tahriri obtained the Folkwang Price in the category composition. In 2009 he obtained an exellency scholarship from the Folkwang University of the Arts and a DAAD-scholarship. In 2010 he was selected for the interdisciplinary workshop „Feldstärke International 2010“ in Essen, Paris and Istanbul. In 2011 Madjid Tahriri was awarded the Gigahertz Production Prize for electronic music from the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (ZKM) and The Experimental Studio in Freiburg, Germany.
Madjid Tahriri took masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czernowin, Vinko Globokar, Mark Andre, Enno Poppe, Detlef Heusinger, Manos Tsangaris and Pierluigi Billone. Besides his artistic work Madjid Tahriri was teaching at the Folkwang University of the Arts since 2010. Currently he is teaching at the Tehran University of Art. His compositions have been published at Hermes Records (Trio-1, 2007) and on the „Deep Wireless CD No. 7“ by the canadian organisation Naisa in 2010. Madjid Tahriri is one of the founders of the „Iranian Society of Contemporary Composers“ (ISCC) in 2000. The aim of this society is to raise the acceptance of contemporary music in Iran through concerts, articles and lectures. He is a member of the „Society for Contemporary Music Ruhr“ (GNMR) in Essen and a member of the „Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers“ (ACIMC) in Paris.