Maryam Farshadfar has a passion for piano since the age of six that has taken her across the world to play and to share her love of music. She holds a Masters degree in piano performance and has performed in solo recitals and with chamber ensembles at prestigious concert halls including Tehran Niavaran Hall and Konzerthaus Freiburg.
Maryam is a PhD in ethnomusicology from University of Montreal (2017) where she was the recipient of the Bourses d' Études Supérieures for her dissertation. Her dissertation "The Practice of Persian Piano in Iran from 1879 to 1979" breaks ground in the vibrant world music cultural debate about the traditional practice of Persian piano.
She enjoys an active career as a piano performer, scholar, and lecturer. She is currently a full-time music faculty in San Jose Evergreen Valley College and the music director of Evergreen Valley College Choir.