Biography

Niaz Nawab is an accomplished multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and music teacher. Niaz was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently resides in Paris, France.

Niaz was born May 5th, 1985. She started her career in music at an early age. She started her training in piano and in classical violin at the age of 10 at the Tehran Conservatory of Music. Prior to her formal training in France, she competed in a musical competition in London and she was awarded a diploma from the Trinity College of London.

Niaz was accepted at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris after graduating from high school. Five years later, she received her Brevet d’Exécution in piano. Following her graduation, she continued her studies of Piano under Ms. Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury and received her DEF from Créteil Conservatory in Créteil, France.

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Niaz has years of experience from teaching music to composing music for the cultural branch of Radio France. In addition to her continuous work with students and various organizations, Niaz is also involved with many musical events and festivals. Some of the highlights of her recent work include:

  • 2022: Diaspora Arts Connection event, “Let Her Sing® 2022”: A Celebration of Female Voices, live at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco 

  • From 2018 until the present:  TV and live performances across the world with Erwin Khachikian & KARMANDAN

  • 2019: Eldfesten in Sweden. Concert to Celebrate spring, the sun and the return of light

  • 2017 – 2018: European tour with Persian Fusion-Jazz band 

  • 2017: Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris Est & Bahar Choir 

  • 2011 – 2017: Music and Theatre Festivals in Europe 

  • 2012 – 2013: Radio France, Cultural Branch

Niaz has successfully published many recordings during her carrier. Many of these are her solo recordings, and a few recordings are the result of her work with other well-known musicians. Her latest work was a single, “Ye Pariye Naz”, which was released in 2022. In 2021, she released multiple singles that included 2 solos, “Tanha Sho” and “Simorgh”, and a single with Erwin Khachikian called, “Adame Tanha“. Her recent work does not overshadow the popularity of her earlier work. Her earlier album, “Hafez”, remains one of the fan favorites. Hafez album, released in 2016, contains 9 tracks representing a beautiful combination of the music of Niaz and the signing of Hafez poetry.