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Faranak Shahroozi – International Pianist and Composer

Faranak Shahroozi is an Iranian-American concert pianist and composer known for her lyrical, romantic and captivating melodies. Her beautiful musical touch has placed her amongst world renowned instrumentalists such as Yo-Yo Ma and David Garrett. Her style of compositions have been compared to Francis Lai’s Love Story and Nino Rota’s The Godfather.

Faranak’s passion for music started at 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. At the start of the Iran-Iraq War in 1980, Faranak and her parents left their hometown of Abadan and moved to Tehran.

In 1984, Faranak moved to the United States, where she pursued her passion for music and received a B.A. in Classical piano performance 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 which 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. With Glass’s help, vision and collaboration with stars such as Lenny Williams from the soul/funk group Tower of Power, Syreeta Wright and the endorsement of the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi, her first album, titled “La Musica De La Vigna,” was produced one song, “Helplessly Falling” was featured in the “Down ‘n Dirty” film starring Gary Busey.

In the 2000’s Faranak wrote her second album, entitled “Eternal Love”. She has performed for business and musical professionals including Steve Jobs, Jeff Shell, Stephen B. Burke, the [former] CEO of NBC; Johnson & Johnson; PETA; winemaker Robert Mondavi; she’s also performed with saxophonist Boney James; Tony! Toni! Toné! , Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert and many more.

During the pandemic she released her 3rd album, Circles of My Mind, produced by Preston Glass and Distributed by Symphonic Distribution caught the attention of many in the film industry and her song “Remembering the 80’s” was featured in Johnathan Moch’s best feature film, Playing the Crease, Carl Gilliard’s comedy mini-series, Two Degrees, Ashley Shyne’s Short powerful drama called CIA.

Faranak continues to be a powerhouse and an influencer on social media collaborating with many brands. She also donates performances to different charities such as Peta, Moms Against Poverty and the American Breast Cancer Foundation just to name a few.

Recently Faranak is using her musical voice to bring awareness to women’s rights in Iran. The movement is named Woman, Life, Freedom. She wrote and released Bright Lights in the Night, dedicated to the brave people of her birth country of Iran.

Her music is distributed by Symphonic Distribution to 50 major platforms worldwide. Jason Jordan, Senior A&R and business developer at Symphonic, predicted a beautiful blue sky in Faranak’s music career when he signed her immediately upon listening to her beautiful piano music. He was right! Faranak’s music career has been soaring new heights ever since.

Follow her instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/faranakmusic

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