Composer and teacher, Niusha Shirvani is a professional tar and setar player who specializes in Persian traditional music.
Niusha began taking tar lessons with Amir Naderzadeh. He advanced tar techniques with Hossein Alizadeh and Fariborz Azizi. He studied Radif, the Persian traditional music repertoire, with Mohammad Reza Lotfi. Niusha also had the chance to take a few lessons with Houshang Zarif before moving to Canada. Houshang Ostovar taught him the fundamentals of Western classical music and encouraged him to pursue further music education. Niusha graduated from the University of Calgary, Alberta, with a BA in music In 2017.
Nonad ensemble with Mehdi Pouragha and Ehsan Shahidi- UofC- Aug. 2016
Nonad ensemble - UofC- Aug. 2016
Tabesstoon Festival with Peyman Mohassel- Calgary-2014
Tabesstoon Festival - Calgary-2014
World music ensemble with Mehdi Pouragha - UofC - 2015
With Hossein Alizadeh & Fariborz Azizi - LA, 2014
Calgary Telus Center with Fayez Narooz- 2013
Global Festival Calgary with Bijan Meyssami and Peyman Mohassel- 2010
Persian New Year with Peyman Mohassel - Calgary - 2010
Persian New Year Calgary - 2010
With Mohammad Reza Lotfi - Tehran, 2006
With Houshang Ostovar-Tehran, 2006