Born in Shiraz, Iran, Amir Nojan is a Classical Persian music artist. Known for his comprehensive knowledge of “Radif” (Persian Classical Repertoire), Nojan has studied with some of the most influential modern masters of traditional Persian music including Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Dariush Tala’i and Jalal Zolfonoun.

Nojan has performed a multitude of concerts around the world as a composer, soloist, improviser, and ensemble player.

Amir Nojan’s most notable collaborations have been with famed artists such as Alim Qasimov, Shahram Nazeri, Alireza Ghorbani, Mohsen Namjoo, and Mojgan Shajarian.

In 2012 Nojan founded the first professional academy for the teaching of Persian music and arts named “Shiraz Arts Academy”, in Northern California (San Jose) where he currently resides.

We recently had the pleasure of talking to the renowned Iranian Setar virtuoso, Amir Nojan (Instagram and Facebook).

Listen to our exclusive interview in Persian, below.

Upcoming performances:

Improvisation on Persian Classical Music

Pejman Hadadi: Tonbak  

Amir Nojan: Setar

April 16th & 17th, 2022  @ 7:30pm

For more information about this event and where to get your tickets, click here.


Small World Music Presents: Persian Classical Duet

Amir Nojan & Ahmad Mostanbet

May 14, 2022, Small World Music Center

180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5, Canada

Info & Tickets:


Emruz Festival

The Art of Persian Music: Solo Setar Performance by Amir Nojan

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

For info and tickets, click here.

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Sanaz Khalaj-Santos

Sanaz is Founder and Editor in Chief of Persianesque Magazine.