Navid Kandelousi started playing violin at the age of six. He studies Western Classical Music at the Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy and at the Moscow Violin Academy in Russia. Since 1999, Navid started performing as both Violin and Kamancheh soloist in the Iranian National Orchestra and was invited to perform at multiple symphonies around Europe. Navid is a winner of several violin competitions and music awards in Iran. While in Iran, he taught at Vaziri, Pegah and Razo Niaz Music Institutes. Since he moved to the states in 2008, he taught at Yamaha School of Music in CA and Suzuki Violin School in Irvine. Currently he’s in the Teaching Training Program at the School of Strings, a Suzuki based music school in New York. He has performed Kamancheh and Violin recitals at the Lincoln Center Library and has taught Master Class in Kamancheh, Taar and Setar at the Julliard School. Navid has recently been invited to teach at the Queens Symphony.