Farshad Zadeh started playing piano at age 4, and made his debut with orchestra at 11 in his hometown of Princeton, NJ. He has performed in concert halls throughout the US, including Carnegie Hall in NYC and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. He received 1st place at the LISMA International Competition in 2011, and was the winner of Oberlin Conservatory’s Arthur Dann Competition in 2015. This past summer, he attended the PianoTexas Festival in Fort Worth, TX where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, Tamas Ungar, and Vadym Kholodenko.
During his pre-college years, Zadeh studied piano with Larissa Korkina at the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ. He then earned his Bachelors at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Alvin Chow. He received his Masters and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas in Austin, where he studies with Anton Nel.
He has taken lessons with Matti Raekallio and Arie Vardi at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He has participated in numerous masterclasses with many renowned artists, including Ann Schein, Sergei Babayan, Asaf Zohar, Angela Cheng, Julian Martin, and the Jupiter Quartet. Mr. Zadeh is also an enthusiastic chamber musician and collaborator with a wide repertoire, having recently performed the Brahms Quintet with the Calder Quartet, and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time with fellow UT students Ivan Javier Valbuena Paez (clarinet), Roman Yearian (violin, New World Symphony), and Matthew Armbruster (cello, Austin Symphony).
He serves as Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas, where he teaches class piano as well as private students at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is also a junior faculty member at Blue Mountain Festival, a chamber music festival based in Lancaster, PA. In addition, Mr. Zadeh has taught piano privately for 6 years to students of all levels, including children, young adults, college students, and adults.