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Nima Farahmand Bafi was born in 1984 to a musical family. He began his music endeavours by playing the Tonbak (a Persian traditional percussion instrument) and at the age of twelve started playing the piano. After finishing his Bachelor Degree in Physics at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran in 2009 he came to Germany to continue his Master studies in physics, and meanwhile he took piano lessons with Prof. Jacques Rouvier. In 2010 he entered the class of Prof. Peter Nagy at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, afterwards enrolling to study physics and music in parallel. After his master’s degree degree in physics he began his Ph.D. studies at the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and in 2014 he continued his music studies towards a master’s degree with Prof. Nagy. He has taken part in masterclasses run by Prof. Kämmerling, Prof. Rouvier, Prof.Gottlieb, Prof. Alexeev, and Prof. Pochekin, and played concerts as a soloist and in ensembles (also in the framework of intercultural projects) in Europe and Iran. Aside from physics and classical music, he has a great passion for improvisation and transcribing classical orchestral pieces and Persian traditional music for solo piano.


  • Künstler im Gespräch (Pressezentrum Musik)
  • CD review by Stefan Pieper (www.klassik-heute.com)
  • CD review by Ulrich Hermann (http://www.the-new-listener.de)