Mozhgan Chahian (1990)
She is a composer, singer, folk music researcher, and Santoor player. She is MA graduate in composition (Tehran University of Art) and her thesis was chosen as the best composition thesis. She achieved the first rank in her BA and MA (Iranian Musical Performance and Composition respectively) both from Tehran University of Art and her diploma in Music School. In 2018, she was invited to teach as a lecturer at Tehran University of Art, Music Faculty, Iran. She got “Kamalolmolk” award as the talented artist from National Elites Foundation, 2022, Iran. Special Orchestra Prize was awarded to her for her piece “Hoordokht” for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra in International Women Composers Competition, Fem Festival, 2021, Italy. Her piece “Hoordokht” was selected in AMAT International Composition Competition and was performed by Symphonic Orchestra, 2021, Florence, Italy. Her book entitled “Investigating and analyzing the vocal techniques of Lo and Haraee Moqams” was published in 2021, Tehran, Iran. She won the First Prize in National 3MT Competition (Three Minutes Thesis), 2019, Tehran, Iran. She won the First Prize in the 24th International Composition Competition “2 Agosto” and her piece “Elegy for Peace” was performed by Toscanini Orchestra, 2018, Bologna, Italy. Her article entitled “Investigating and analyzing the vocal techniques of Lo and Haraee Moqams” was published in 2017, Zangar press, Iran. She won the First Prize in playing Santoor in Music Schools Competition, 2007, Tehran, Iran. She won and was invited to cooperate, compose, sing, perform and do research in various competitions, festivals, and projects including 22nd Festival Duni, 2021 (Italy), 46th Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, 2021 (Italy), Solo for Viola, 2021 (USA), Solo for Double Bass, 2020 (Italy), 44th Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, 2019 (Italy), Vancouver Iranian Choir, 2019 (Canada), 12th Iranian Folk Music Festival, 2019, (Iran), 7th Festival of Music Weblogs and Websites, 2019, (Iran), ACIMC International Contemporary Composition Competition, 2018 (France), 3rd Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival, 2018 (Iran), holding the 2nd professional Iranian Folk Music Workshops, Tehran University of Art, 2018, (Iran), 2nd Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival, 2017 (Iran), holding the 1st professional Iranian Folk Music Workshops, Tehran University of Art, 2017 (Iran) and Bastami Music Festival, 2015 (Iran). She also has cooperated in concerts and albums as a singer such as Mediterranean Opera (Italy), Hafez Opera concert and music album (Iran), Goriz music album (Iran), Narration music album (Iran), Singing in Shadow music album, “Voix De L’ombre”, (France), In the Distance a Call music album (Iran), 29th Fajr International Music Festival (Iran), Nobahar music track (Iran), Atashe Del concert (Iran), Morqe Shabahang concert (Iran) and Shekve concert (Iran). Her documentary entitled "Faryad-e Kouhestan" about her research in Nortern Khorasan folk music was published in 2016, Iran.