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Amir Farid

Amir Farid

Amir Farid Piano

Winner of the 2006 Australian National Piano Award, 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”, and who “in a well-populated field...distinguishes himself for all the right reasons”.

As one of the most versatile and loved pianists in Australia, Amir has performed concerti with major orchestras throughout the country, collaborating with conductors such as Christopher Hogwood, Oleg Caetani, Johannes Fritzsch, Alexander Briger, Marko Letonja and Benjamin Northey.

Amir has studied under the guidance of Ronald Farren-Price, Geoffrey Tozer, Rita Reichman and Timothy Young while at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). He continues to work with Farren-Price since beginning studies with him in the mid 90’s.  As well as his concert career, Amir has worked as a collaborative pianist at MCM, ANAM, the Australian Children’s Choir, and the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust.  He was the Melba Trust’s inaugural répétiteur scholar in 2013, working under the guidance of Sharolyn Kimmorley.



Hear him in concerts 1, 3, 4 & 6

Concert 1 | SCHMITT Legende, op 66 (with Amy Dickson, saxophone) 
Concert 3 | MARTINÅ® Trio for flute, cello and piano (with Kiran Phatak, flute and Rowena Macneish, cello)
Concert 3 | TANSMAN Sonatina for bassoon and piano (Matthew Kneale, bassoon)
Concert 3 | FITKIN Gate (with Amy Dickson, saxophone) 
Concert 3 | WESTLAKE Rare Sugar (with Lloyd Van’t Hoff, clarinet, Goldner String Quartet and Kees Boersma, double bass) 
Concert 4 | BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but My Eyes Want to Sleep (Kiran Phatak, flute, Lloyd Van’t Hoff, clarinet, Marianne Broadfoot, violin, Kerry Martin, violin, Jacqui Cronin, viola, Rowena Macneish, cello) 
Concert 6 | DECRUCK Sonata in C-sharp major for alto saxophone and piano (with Amy Dickson, saxophone)