Amir Farsi, Flute
Iranian and Pakistani American flutist Amir Farsi was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed under prolific conductors such as Marin Alsop, David Robertson, Peter Oundjian, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Leon Fleisher, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Amir performs regularly with the UN Chamber Music Society and is on the artist roster of Music@Menlo. Amir has also made appearances at notable music festivals and halls, including the Lake George Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar, Marrowstone Music Festival, Banff Centre, Carnegie Hall, and New World Center, as well as at the United Nations.
Amir received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Marina Piccinini and Ransom Wilson. As part of his fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Amir teaches at Ebbets Field Middle School in Brooklyn.