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Ramin Amin Tafreshi (1992) is an Iranian Composer and Pianist based in the Netherlands.


He combines literature, drama, dance, and theatre with his music to tell stories, express emotions, and reflect on society and his surroundings. In the first place, he is a keen observer and then, an expressive composer who reflects those observations through his music. Moreover, he continuously seeks to bridge cultures from the East and West through his music.

In December 2018, His composition, It’s the Voice that shall Remain won the Second Prize and TheAudience Prize from the Alba Rosa Composition Competition. It was performed by Lilian Farahani andAmatis Piano Trio at Het Concertgebouw during Alba Rosa Viva Music Festival.

During Opera Forward Festival 2020, his short opera, IDIOSYNCRATIC (take a deep dive down) has
been programmed as one of the talent operas at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Also, as his second
collaboration with the Opera Forward Festival, he had the great chance to work together with opera
director, Sjaron Minailo, on his second short opera, Saoshyant, which got the premiere of the first act
during the Opera Forward Festival Online 2021. “Saoshyant” got nominated for Ahk Graduation Awards
in 2022.

In 2022, Ramin was the commissioned composer of the Nederlands Studenten Kamerorkest (Nesko),
funded by Het Fonds Podiumkunsten for their concert tour, Staat Sterk, in which his work “Through
Windows of Desire” got its premiere with soloist Elizaveta Agrafenina under the direction of Stijn

In the same year, he was the invited composer for the Toonzetters project with his work
Soorbâng for Four Hands Piano and two Percussions. The project has been performed on a concert tour
around the Netherlands and will be recorded on an album by the label 7 Mountain Records.

Ramin’s works have been performed on many international stages and broadcast on radio in countries
like Netherlands, Portugal and Italy. In the Netherlands, his works got performed at top music festivals
such as Dutch Classical Talent, Schiermonnikoog Festival, Grachten Festival, Opera Forward Festival,
Oranjwoud Festival, and WonderFeel Festival by inspiring musicians such as Nederlands Studenten
Kamerorkest (Nesko), Maat Saxophone Quartet, Amatis Piano Trio, Dudok String Quartet, Nachtlicht
Ensemble, Nympheas Trombone Quartet and many more.
In 2021, he got his Bachelor of Music from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he is currently
studying for master's degree under the supervision of Willem Jeths, Wim Henderickx, and Richard Ayres.

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