Violist Parnian Aghaiani is a passionate and active performer. She began learning the viola at age 11 studying at the Tehran Music Conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Tehran University of Art, where she graduated in 2018. Parnian is a violist who has had vast performance experience all over venues in Iran. In addition to being an active chamber musician, she has worked with some of the professional Iranian Orchestras and regular player at the Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra and the Iran National Orchestra. As a music teacher, she has experience with the Suzuki & RCM method in teaching viola and violin since 2014. Parnian has taught children as young as five to adults well into advanced age. She won 2nd prize at the Iran Youth Music competition, in 2016. Also, she has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses or work with great artists such as Joseph Lanza, Marina Thibeault, Michael Van Der Sloot, Daniel Scholz, Damiano Jurano, Luca Sanzo, Simone Lutti, W.Christian Shulz, Setareh Beheshti, and Arash Gouran. She is currently a member of the Canadian Viola Society.
Parnian moved to Canada in the summer of 2019 to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Literature & Performance under supervision of Professor Sharon Wei and Dr. Caitlin Boyle at Western University of Ontario. She is honored to be a recipient of the Gordon Jeffery Strings and Chamber Music Graduate Award at the time there.