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Peyman Shira-li was born in 1364 in Khouzestan and spent his childhood there. When he was a teenager he moved to Shahin-shahr in Isfahan. He started playing guitar as a self-stydy from 1380. Then he decided to learn a little a bit flamenco style with Farbod Kohansal. In addition to that, he passed some piano courses in order to know about how to make a good repertory.

Then he learned music theory from Ali Montazeri. After that, He met Keyvan Mirhadi in Guitar Festival In 1383 and then he started to continue studying guitar in Tehran Conservatory. Then, he passed some courses with Alireza Tafaghodi and took part in Dr. Lili Afshar’s master classes.

He learned about music scores (partitur), from Jamal Zohourian and then completed it with Alireza Jenani. After that, he continued his studies with Dr. Mehrdad Pakbaz and learned more advanced level of music with him.

Peyman Shira-li has always had a special respect and attention to Iranian great composers and their pieces; as a result, lots of his composing are influenced by Iranian music.

?Performance history:
– ۱۳۸۲, Performing Tarrega pieces in conservatory and Andisheh Hall
– ۱۳۸۲, Performing several pieces by Sor, Llobet, Nikita Koshkin and Granados in Naghme Goshayesh Institute
– ۱۳۸۳, Performing 6 pieces of Leo Brower and 1 suite by Frank Martin in Naghme Institute in Isfahan
– ۱۳۸۴, First recital
– ۱۳۸۴, Getting the first place in Stylistic Festival
– ۱۳۸۴, Performing Antonio Lauro pieces in the workshop
– ۱۳۸۵, Perform as a solist in a concert in Isfahan
– ۱۳۸۶, Recital in Isfahan university
– ۱۳۸۸, Performing 2 of Bach pieces (Fugue and Chaconne) in Beethoven Hall
– ۱۳۹۱, Performing 10 sonata by Paganini in Isfahan
– ۱۳۹۱, Taking part in musical clubs of Isfahan universities
– ۱۳۹۲, Duet (guitar and violin) in Ershad Hall of Yazd
– ۱۳۹۳, Quartet (guitar, piano, violin, cello) in Ershad Hall od Yazd
– ۱۳۹۴, Celebration in the memory of Hossein Dehlavi by performing his own composing in Andisheh Hall
– ۱۳۹۴, Dehlavi Celebration Recital in Tehran Roudali Hall
– ۱۳۹۵, Recording 2 albums with his own composing and arrangements (collection of single tracks and concert pieces) Homeland: 11 tracks of compositions; Baghcheban: 23 tracks of arrangements

?Educational history:
– Compilation of 7 books. The names:
۱) Abrisham Road
۲) Baran
۳) Baran! Would you come back?!
۴) Baghcheban
۵) Homeland
۶) Oblivion (20 chosen pieces by Yan Tiersen, arranged for 2 guitars)
۷) Six pieces for guitar and orchestra
– Composing more than 100 pieces in different styles both Iranian and European
– Arrangement of more than 200 of the most famous pieces around the world
– Arranging pieces for classic guitar in the form of concerto; for example:
Sari Galin: a folk ballade for Iran, Azarbayjan and Armenia
Morgh-e-Sahar: Iranian ballade by Morteza Neydavoud
The good, The bad and The ugly: score film by Ennio Morricone
Carmina Burana: The everlasting piece by Carl orff
– Arranging some pieces for classic songs such as “Ave Maria” by Julio Caccini
– Formation of some ansambles
– Composing for orchestra and for other musical instruments such as: flute, piano, violin, cello, alto, clarinet and some Iranian instruments like tar and santour
– Formation and conducting Dehlavi Orchestra with 50 members in 1395
– Writing several articles about composing and the usage of techniques in playing and also investigate and interpret about classic guitar and prominents of music around the world.
– Teaching in conservatory for 6 months

?Some of his most prominent composing:
– Prelude, Allegro (The Day To Say Goodbye) 1385
– Baran (first part: Theme Variation For Baran) 1386
– Theme Variation For “Koucheh” 1391
– The Gloomy Newrouz (A Theme From Samin Baghcheban For Bam Earthquake) 1392/08/22
– Hommage A Mauro Giuliani (for Mauro Giuliani) 1392
– Collection Of Songs That My Mother Tought Me (20 parts) 1392
– Romance For You 1392
– Oriental (adaptation from the Eastern Girl play) 1392
– Baran (second part: Baran! Would You Come back?!) 1393
– Shahnaz (in the memory of Jalil Shahnaz) 1393
– Dehlavi (in the memory of Hossein Dehlavi) 1393
– Theme Variation for the piece “Soo Soo Zadan-e- Setareha” 1393
– Parvaz 1393
– Lalayi For Rana 1393
– Concerto For Vivaldi 1393
– Haft Shahr-e-Honar 1393
– Suite For Piano (5 parts) The House Which Has Gone By Wind 1394
– Trio For Violin 1394
– Lovely Mana (16/05/1394)
– Baghcheban by: Jamal Zohourian and Peyman Shira-li (22/08/1394)
– Picado Brilliant Study (17/11/1394)
– A Letter In November (10/01/1395)
– Study 1 and 2 (12/01/1395)
– Shourangiz (18/01/1395)
– Hannaneh (20/01/1395)
– Savalan (30/01/1395)
– The Death Of Butterflys (09/02/1395)
– My Ever Beautiful Flower (10/02/1395)
– Forty Column Waltz (14/02/1395)
– Pish Daramad Isfahan (15/02/1395)
– Crying Clown (29/02/1395)
– Rachmaninov’s Magic Hands (05/03/1395)
– Lauro (06/03/1395)
– Hommage A Bach (a suite with 6 parts): Prelude, Almande, Allegro, Waltz, Sarabande, Gigue (06/03/1395)
– Katouri (05/05/1395)
– The Colour Of Goodbye (31/06/1395)
– Raz o Niaz (31/06/1395)
– Farewell With Roland Dyens (09/08/1395)
– Concerto for Santour and Orchestra in 3 movements (17/09/1395)
– Memory (25/09/1395)
– Waltz Suite, 4 season waltz (26/09/1395)
– Chinese Variations (04/11/1395)
– ۳ pieces for duet (guitar and flute):
First part: Memories With Astor Piazzolla
Second Part: Last Waltz
Third Part: Fantasy For Rozilda (23/11/1395)
– Oblivion, Duet for violin and piano, For people who are dealing with Alzheimer (08/02/1396)
– Romantic Serenata (11/02/1396)
– Bonsai (11/02/1396)
– Pavana, Trio for violin, cello and guitar (14/02/1396)

?Pieces that other Iranian composers dedicated to him:
– Sanam (by Jamal Zohourian)
– Letter No.13 (by: Peyman Fakharian)
– Suite in Em (by: Alireza Jenani)
– Theme For Peyman (by: Mostafa Akhoundi)
– Coffee Break (by: Behzad Mirkhani)
– Prelude In An Autumn Day (by: Hamed Fathi)

?There are also pieces that he has been suggested to compose. For example: The piece “Death In Autumn” has been written for the stage play “Death in Autumn”; And the piece “Fantasy in the style of D major” has been written for the theatre “Adel Was A Captain”.


We can talk about Peyman Shirali’s Composing history, in 3 different periods:

First period:
It is about the songs he heard in his childhood which led him to compose the collection: ” The Songs My Mother Tought Me” in 20 parts. Melodies in this part are full of happiness and sadness of childhood.

Second period:
In this period we can see pieces which have been composed in baroque and classic forms such as: “Giuliani’s Variations”, “Hommage A Vivaldi Concerto” and a “Suite with 6 parts, Hommage A Bach”.

Third period:
۱) Composing pieces for Iran such as: “Gloomy Newrouz” for Bam earthquake
۲) Composing pieces in the memory of Iranian prominent musicians with their own name such as: “Dehlavi”, “Hannaneh”, “Shahnaz” and “Baghcheban”.
In each of these pieces we can easily see their personal and professional property.

One of his most famous pieces which shows Iranian music and culture, is “Baran”. He’s used chaharmezrab for that piece. We can also talk about “Shourangiz” which is totally coordinate with Iranian music style and instruments. “Pish Daramad Isfahan” and “40_Column Waltz” are also written in Iranian style.

We can see that these pieces have been written in Iranian music style but the classical technique and harmonies are also considered.