Faranak Shahroozi

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Faranak Shahroozi
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Born (1966-01-22) January 22, 1966 (age 56)
Abadan, Iran
NationalityIranian-American
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materSan Jose State University
Occupation
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
ChildrenMichael Wolfgang Schoenberger (son)
Websitefaranakmusic.com

Faranak Shahroozi (born on 22 January 1966) is an Iranian-American composer and pianist known for her lyrical, romantic and captivating melodies reminiscent of composers like Francis Lai (love Story) and Nino Rota (God Father).[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Faranak Shahroozi was born on 22 January 1966 in Abadan, Iran. Faranak's passion for music started at the age of 5 when her parents hired a private tutor to teach her basic musical notes and theory. Following the revolution of 1979, her world as she knew it changed forever. Because of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980, Faranak and her parents packed their bags and left their hometown of Abadan and moved to the capital city of Tehran.[4]

In 1984, she moved to the United States, where she pursued her passion for music and received her B.A. in Classical Music from San Jose State University. The dramatic changes in her life had a direct effect on her musical abilities and emotional connections, which led to a series of musical compositions and ultimately captured the attention of famed producer Preston Glass. By the late ‘90s, Faranak became the face of music in Napa Valley, where she lived and performed for many years.

Career

Faranak started collaborating with Lenny Williams, Syreeta Wright (Stevie Wonder's wife) and received the endorsement from the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi.[5] Faranak's first album, titled "La Musica De La Vigna," was produced by soul music hall of fame inductee, Preston Glass.[6] By the late 90’s Faranak became the face of music in Napa Valley where she lived and performed for many years.[7]

Faranak’s second album, titled “Eternal Love” was produced by Adam Ivy and released in 2012.[8] Faranak’s music has been placed in several Hollywood movies including Playing the Crease, Down’n Dirty staring Gary Busey, Sia and miniseries Two Degrees. During the pandemic Faranak signed to Symphonic Distribution and released her third album, Circles Of My Mind.[9]

Faranak is currently working on soundtrack music for a true story of Kidnapping of Asad Qureshi’s 165 Days.[10] She’s also collaborating with different artists on her Fourth album. In early 2022 she signed an exclusive recording contract with London’s iconic Red Bus Studios (since 1974). Faranak’s music stream on all digital platforms like Spotify,[11] Apple Music,[12] SoundCloud,[13] Amazon Music[14] and Deezer.[15]

Personal life

Faranak Shahroozi lives in California. Faranak is fluent in English and Persian.

In the media

     

References

  1. "Interview: Composer and Concert Pianist Faranak Shahroozi". 25YL. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  2. "Faranak Shahroozi - Haunted Love - Listen on Online Radio Box". OnlineRadioBox.com. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  3. "Who is Faranak Shahroozi ? | 670 AM KIRN - Persian News Talk and Info". socalpersian. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  4. STEGER, PAT (9 August 1999). "Morocco to Bali, in the Valley / For Napa partygoers, the theme was themes". SFGATE. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  5. "Pianist & Composer Faranak Shahroozi - Reel - www.FaranakMusic.com". vimeo. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  6. Jamm, Rick. "Persian Pianist Ends Up With Viral YouTube Video". JamSphere. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  7. "Faranak Shahroozi's piano music crossing the boundaries of Classical, New age and Pop – Instant Press". Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  8. "Spazio Demo Magazine 07 2022". www.sfogliami.it. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  9. "Interview: Composer and Concert Pianist Faranak Shahroozi". 25YL. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  10. "Pianist & Composer Faranak Shahroozi - Reel - www.FaranakMusic.com". vimeo. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  11. "Faranak Shahroozi". Spotify. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  12. "Faranak Shahroozi on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  13. "Faranak Shahroozi". SoundCloud. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  14. "Faranak Shahroozi". music.amazon.com. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  15. "Faranak Shahroozi". Deezer. Retrieved 31 August 2022.

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