Pouya Sarai
born on April 18, 1983

Began learning music from the age of seven with masters:  Faramarz Payvar,Hossein Alizadeh, Javad Bat’hayi, Pashang Kamkar, Dariush Talayi in the realm of composition: Mostafa Kamal Pourtorab, Dr. Hossein Riahi, Sharif Lotfi, Gholamreza Haghighifard, Hamidreza Dibazar, Farid Omran, Shahram Mazloumi, Amir Eslami

  • Bachelors of Music from College of Art and Architecture
  • Masters of Iranian Musicianship College of Art
  • Ph.D in Art Research from Pardis College of Fine Arts, Tehran University

Distinguished solo Santour player for nine consecutive years at Fajr Music Festival

Subject of over sixty articles and critic reviews, published and presented  lectures at: International and domestic conferences;  Iran’s Academy of Arts;  Grand  Islamic Encyclopedia; professional, scientific, promotional  magazines and seasonal periodicals

University professor at the levels of Bachelors and Masters degree for the majors of Music,  Art Research, and Cultural Management at the College of Art and Architecture, College of  National Visual and Auditory  Media Outlets, College of Fine Arts, College of Management, etc.

Advising Professor for numerous Masters Thesis projects in Music  and research endeavors at various educational institutions

Experience as solo and accompanying musician and supervision of recording process of over eighty records including:

  • In the Name of the Red Rose (Dastan Ensembe-Aghili)
  • Ey Jan e Jan Bi Man Maro (Dastan Ensemble-Homayoun Shajarian)
  • Geryehaye Bi Bahaneh (Hesameddin Seraj)
  • Khial Angiz (M. Derakhshani-Tarif)
  • Ruye Dare Aftab and six episodes from the documentary
  • Iran (Alireza Ghorbani)
  • In Sharhe Bi Nahayat (Mohsen Keramati) Farzand e Iran (Sina Sarlak) Chavoushi (M. Derakhshani-Pouria Akhavas) Marhamat (Ashkan Kamangari)
  • Ramze Masti (Amir Tafti)
  • Khaterat e Gomshode
  • In Rouzha
  • Teshneh
  • Gham e Didar, etc

Experience as an ensemble member with the following groups:

  • Dastan (In the Name of the Red Rose record production along with Europe tour and Tehran concert performance)
  • Simorq (Homayoun Shajarian, Hamid Motebassem)
  • Maah (M. Derakhshani)
  • Hamnavazan e Mehr (Composer and head of ensemble)
  • Iran National Orchestra (Bardia Kiaras)
  • Raz o Niaz (Salar Aghili), Nahoft, Khonya, Naghmeye Kimia, etc

Composition of several works in the process of publication including:

“Gahi Segahi”, vocalist:

  • Mohammad Mo’tamedi; “Homayoun” (Tombak: Pejman Haddadi); film scores and ads
  • Performance in numerous concerts and workshops offered inside and outside of Iran