Amir Koushkani is a performer, composer and
instructor of the traditional stringed instruments Tar and Setar. He holds a Master’s Degree in Western Musical Composition, and a PhD in Ethnomusicology. Over the last three decades, apart from concentrating on different aspects of classical Persian music. He has composed widely for theatre, orchestra, and various musical ensembles.
He has recently published a two-volume study on the “Persian Avaz” in collaboration with Master Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Professor Robert Simms.