US-born Iranian Australian pianist, Amir Farid has been described as ‘a highly creative musician – a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding’ as well as someone who ‘in a well-populated field … distinguishes himself for all the right reasons.’
A graduate of the Royal College of Music (London), Amir is a sought-after artist in venues and festivals internationally, including Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center (New York), Musica Viva Festival, Huntington Festival, Mona Foma and Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia.
Amir has performed concerti with most major Australian orchestras and collaborated with artists, including tenor Ian Bostridge, saxophonist Claude Delangle and violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Nominated for several Australian Independent Music Awards, he has a number of recordings heard on radio stations throughout Australia and internationally, including as pianist of the Benaud Trio. He is also a recorded artist on the Steinway & Sons Spirio catalogue, as part of the piano manufacturer’s revolutionary player-piano system.
Since 2017, Amir has lived and worked in New York City as a staff pianist for the Juilliard School and New York Philharmonic. In 2006, he was the recipient of the 2006 Australian National Piano Award.