Gregory H. Aslani

    Gregory H. Aslani was born in 1936 in a small village near Rasht in the northern Iranian Province of Gilan by the Caspian Sea. He studied at Tehran International Conservatory of (western) Music under the tutelage of Professors Tatiana Kharatian for piano, Hooshang Ostovar for Harmony, Orchestration and Composition, and the late Fereidoun Farzaneh for Theory. Aslani then joined the National Iranian Radio and Television as a composer, arranger and pianist, while giving private lessons, some of whose students later became renowned musicians in their own rights. His abrupt immigration to the United States, in the early 1970's, opened another challenging chapter in his life.

    His academic scholarly training of his early twenties was augmented by graduate work at the State University of New York, Purchase College, where he was awarded a Master's degree in music (composition) under the instruction of Professor Dary John Mizzelle, and the beloved and inspiring Professor Joel Thome from the Conservatory in Music in 2007. Currently, he maintains an active piano teaching schedule for children in the Hudson Valley, Westchester, and New York area. His students have gone on to study at the Juilliard School of Music, SUNY Purchase and other major schools of music in the United States.

    He is renowned in the community for his life-long conviction to philanthropy, volunteerism and altruism. Among his humanitarian contributions are the establishments of an elementary school and a high school at his place of birth.

    For smaples of his work and more information, please visit his youtube channel. Noavaran Ensemble