Interview with Erwin Khachikian

Erwin Khachikian’s love of music began at an early age. He was born in Tehran in 1973 to an Armenian family and his initial musical influence was his father, who was skilled at playing both the guitar and organ. Growing up in a musical household led Erwin to formally study music at age 11. Erwin began to study classical music in Tehran and his studies continued when the family moved to the United States 2 years later. He studied music privately at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and throughout his time in junior high, high school, and college. In 1996, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cal State Northridge and then began his career as a professional musician. 

Anahita Skye

Anahita was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Iranian immigrant parents who embodied the American dream, instilling in her the faith to steadfastly follow her dreams. Being the only minority in a small Utah town was challenging as she felt isolated from her peers. She found comfort through music, and music became an outlet to transform her experience into art. 

Rabi Zand

Rabi Zand is an Iranian Musician Born in Tehran-Iran. She started learning of music at nine years old with playing 


Limitless is the first word that comes to mind when describing Nilu. Limitless musically, emotionally and personally. From her days in college as a chemistry major to making the life decision to focus on music. From her proud Persian heritage fitting alongside her American upbringing. There is seemingly nowhere she cannot go. 

The Leading Bird

This video recorded and produced in Iceland. Co-created by Aida Shahghasemi and Marketa Irglova. Also Aida performed as one of 

Lily Afshar

Acclaimed as “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists”, Lily Afshar is the first woman in the world to receive a Doctorate in Classical Guitar Performance. 

Sara Naeini

Sara Naeini born on 22nd of Jun 1981.number one champion of Iran in gymnastic since she was 8 years old. She interred the world of music when she was 18 by performing solo in a private concert held in a house, lasting 3 nights, each night 2 performances.