ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Ali Yazdanfar

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Name: Ali Yazdanfar
Presentation Date: Friday, June 9, 2023 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Britton Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Achieving your Full Musical Potential: A Masterclass with Ali Kian Yazdanfar
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Masterclass
Genre: Classical - unaccompanied
Bio: Ali Kian Yazdanfar maintains an active career not only as principal double bass of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, but also as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue.

Four months after obtaining a physics degree from The Johns Hopkins University, he won his first audition to become a member of the Houston Symphony. He went on to win his next three auditions, for the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., for principal bass with the San Francisco Symphony, and for principal bass with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, where he currently plays.

Ali is an associate professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and his former students hold posts in major orchestras of Canada, the United States, and Europe.  He regularly presents masterclasses at Orford Music in Canada and at National Orchestral Institute in the United States, and he is in often in demand for solo performances throughout North America and beyond.
Program (if available): Not Provided