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Pejman Taheri was born in 1970 in Iran. He began playing Santour at the age of 7 and was taught by Javad Davari. From 1989 to 1997 he studied the Iranian melodies repertoire music (Radif) under survey of his Master Majid Kiani. After graduating he studied Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran-University. He continued studying Electro Acoustics Composition at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna supervised by Professor Dr. Dieter Kaufmann. He also attended the PHD-course of Ethnomusicology at the Vienna University and worked with Professor Gerlinde Haid and Professor Rüdiger Lohlker. In 1996 Pejman Taheri was a member of the “Sheyda” Ensemble under the direction of M. R. Lotfi. They had concerts in Paris, London, Zurich, Munich, Cologne, Venice and Florence. One of his compositions is the album “Risheh Dar Khaak (The Root In The Soil)”, which was released in 2003. His next opus was the composition of “Molana poems (Rumis poems)”. His recent opus, the album “Sougvarane Khamush (Quiet Mournfuls)” of the Irani Ensemble with the singer Alireza Ghorbani was released this year. His other artistic activities are: author of books including transcription of all Habib Samaie‘s publications; arrangement and transcription of eight old songs in “Shour“ narrated by M. R. Shajarian; fourteen narrations; transcription of Seyed Hossain Taherzadeh‘s song in “Homayoun “. In 1999 he participated in the concert with M. R. Shajarian in Frankfurt and in Iran. At the experimental music concert called “Tarhi Nou (New Style)” in 2002 three types of traditional, regional and electronic instruments were used and performed at the Vahdat Hall in Tehran.