Kianoush Khalilian

Program Taught Persian Ney
Levels Taught Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles Traditional
Teaching Since 2009
Online or Studio Online

Kianoush Khalilian is a Ney player and composer in the traditional Iranian style. He began his studies with very distinguished Iranian masters, including Hassan Nahid, in 1990 in Tehran; five years later, he ranked first in the nationwide Iranian school's competition for Ney performance.
Kianoush ranked third in the musical composition category in the Iranian Youth Music Festival in 2009. He has performed in Iran, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, France, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg and various venues in Canada. In addition, Kianoush has been featured at festivals such as San Lorenzo Music Festival (Italy), Rencontres musicales de Conques (France), Toronto Jazz Music Festival and Tirgan Festival (Canada).
He was awarded a Certificate of Traditional Iranian Music in the category of Radif performance from maestro Hassan Nahid. In addition, Kianoush has been awarded a First-Rate Persian Ney Master Teaching Certificate from the Ministry of Art and Culture of Iran. He has written compositions and arrangements for Televisions and Radio Orchestra and was chosen to write arrangements for a collection of Persian ensembles performing together at the San Lorenzo Music Festival in Rome, Italy.
Kianoush Khalilian also performed activities as a soloist and in several ensembles, such as the Constantinople ensemble in Montreal, Canada. He spent a lot of time studying the characteristics of his instrument and was able to modify the instrument and shorten its length for a better performance, which received a certificate of innovation and initiative from IRAN National House of Music (Association for Iranian Musicians). As a music teacher, he has compiled and published technical studies and repertoire he used in his teaching into an instructional book for the Persian Ney.


Title Bachelor's Degree
Conservatory / University / College Art School
Awards In the musical composition in Iranian Youth Music Festival
Languages Spoken English, Farsi

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