Born in Iran, Navid Kandelousi started his musical journey at the age of six by studying violin under a Iranian and Russian instructors. In 1999 Navid was invited to join The Iranian National Orchestra as a violin soloist, a position which he held until 2006 when he left Iran for Italy. Navid studied western classical music at the Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy and at the Moscow Violin Academy in Russia. In 2009, Navid was invited to join the Gateway Symphony in New York City and the International American YPHIL Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Navid Kandelousi has mastered virtuosic skills on a great breadth of instruments including the Violin, Setar, Taar and Kamanchah, in addition to experience with piano, tonbak, santour and gheychak. Throughout his professional career, he has collaborated with numerous prestigious Persian ensembles such as Iranian National Orchestra, the Orange County Orchestra, and has performed internationally (Sibelius, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, etc.) across Europe, Asia and America in venues such as Lincoln center, Juilliard Music School, Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Sydney’s Symphony Hall and Vahdat hall, while winning numerous music and violin awards. His teaching background include work at the Yamaha School of Music, Suzuki Violin School, and Master Classes in Kamanchah, Taar and Setar at the Julliard School. Navid received a scholarship from Maestro Danial Philips in Queens College of Music 2012-2015, and recently attended the Silk Road Global Music Workshop with Maestro Yo-Yo Ma in Indianapolis.