Reza Najfar

Reza Najfar comes from an artistically adept family in Teheran, Iran, and has adopted Austria as his home country. He received his first musical education in Tehran and finished his studies of flute there, and for further education, he went to Utrecht and Vienna in order to study the flute with Abbie de Quant (Netherlands) and Barbara Gisler-Haase, as well as composition with Thomas Christian David and Dieter Schermann (Vienna music academy).

As early as in the years of his studies, Reza Najfar worked together with artists such as Geoffry Gilbert, Auréle Nicolet, William Bennett, Peter Lukas Graf and James Galway, some of whom appreciate his cooperation up to now. Already in the years of his studies, he was solo-flautist in the orchestra of the "Vereinigte Bühnen Wiens" for three years. He contributed to festivals such as "Österreich heute", the "Takayma Festival"(Japan) and "Musica e Magia" (Mexico). Reza Najfar leads several international flute courses at home and abroad. Various publishing houses (Metra Sound Europe CH, Eroica Edition Wien, ALSO Publishing Ltd. Japan, Koch Musikverlage Austria, Ries & Erler Berlin and Alphonse Leduc Paris) have produced both compositions and educational material by him. He has recorded two CDs with works by Mauro Giuliani with KOCH Records and a CD with tangos by Astor Piazzolla will be available in the near future. Reza Najfar is professor at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck (Austria) since 1992.

View the artwork sample and message to the Academy HERE