Ali Yazdanfar

Ali Yazdanfar




Musician of the OSM since


Previous experience

Vivaldi, Berlioz, Sibelius, Renaud Garcia-Fons

National Symphony Orchestra, section bass 1998-2002, 2003-2008
Montréal Symphony Orchestra, principal bass 2002-2003
Houston Symphony, section bass, 1996-1998
University of Maryland, bass professor and coordinator of bass department
salesperson, Bicycle Pro Shop, Washington, DC 2001-2004

Academics and teachers

B.A. in physics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Teaching and Performing Diplomas, Institut International François Rabbath, Paris, 2007
Further studies with Paul Ellison, Paul Johnson, and Hal Robinson

Awards and scholarships

Other occupations

bass faculty at McGill University and Le Domaine Forget

Favorite composers

2005 prizewinner, solo competition, International Society of Bassists
Louis Sudler prize in the Arts, 1996
Kerr Memorial Prize (physics), 1996