Faranak Shahroozi

International Pianist and Composer

Faranak's flawless performances have been featured amongst superstars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang and David Garrett.

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"Watching Faranak play is like witnessing beauty and music in motion." - Napa Valley Life

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Faranak's latest media appearances

Listen to Faranak on her latest IGTV interview with Radio Ghasedak. In this Farsi interview, Faranak talks about her comeback to the music industry and her latest releases! June 12, 2021

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Faranak goes on air with Radio Mehr for an exclusive Farsi Interview to talk about her latest single, "My Way". June 2, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi makes a third appearance on Live with Suzi to talk about her latest release, Faranak's rendition of Frank Sinatra's My Way. March 17, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi makes a second appearance on Art Talk, with actor Gay Storm, to promote her single Lovestruck. ‍June 4th, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi is joined by actor Natasha Blasick on Dan Twyman's Art Talk. They talk about their journey as artists and much more. April 16th, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi's latest feature on socalpersia.com April 13th, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi joins Kimmie Tee for the second time on KBLX 102.9. With a special surprise for Kimmi's mom. ‍ April 5th, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi joins Pamela L Henderson on BBS Radio to discuss music, life and more! March 30, 2021

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Kimmie Tee from KBLX 102.9′s Radio celebrates Nowruz with a special, live performance from Persian Pianist Faranak Shahroozi. March 23, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi stops by to discuss her journey as a pianist on "A Specialist's Perspective" March 23, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi makes in appearance on Dr. Yassamin Ilyavi's show to give a mind blowing performance and an introspective interview. March 20th, 2021

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Faranak Shahroozi makes in appearance on Dr. Yassamin Ilyavi's show to give a mind blowing performance and an introspective interview. March 20th, 2021

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Music Industry Mondays Interview with Faranak Shahroozi

My music is highly melodic, very emotional, soothing and most of the time melancholic. What sets me apart from other pianists...

Tina Jones

June 10,2021

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1. We are very happy to have you on our platform. How are you doing?
A. I’m doing great! Thank you. Happy to be here.

2. Tell us about your music, and what sets your music apart?
A. Great question! My music is highly melodic, very emotional, soothing and most of the time melancholic. What sets me apart from other pianists, is my touch and style of playing the piano. My playing style is analogous to Bel Canto music, an operatic that style that is associated with beautiful melodies, silvery voices and floods. Very similar to the playing style of Chris Botti, the American jazz pianist

3. Would you say your musical journey had a deliberate direction, or has it gradually evolved to where it is now?
A. My music has never had a deliberate direction. It has evolved tremendously over the years. My music is much more mature now. In a way, my music is now more soothing and relaxing. Because I’m more centered and relaxed. I’m in a good place in my life and during the pandemic I had a lot of time to reflect. I’m very happy about the album I ultimately created during this period.

4. Have you always been interested in being a musician?
A. Yes! I don’t know anything else to be rather than a musician. I’m happiest when I’m doing what I love.

5. Any new music we should be on the lookout for?
A. Thank you for asking. My new song, Frank Sinatra’s My Way will be released on June 17th, 2021.

6. What is the most inspiring song/performance that you’ve seen?
A. Albinoni’s Adagio

7. What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
A. First and foremost, I get great satisfaction by performing. I so enjoy seeing the affects my music has on my fans. I love hearing people say that my music soothes and caresses their soul. I believe what comes out of my heart, sits directly in the listener‘s heart. Such a great feeling for an artist!

8. What does your music say about you?
A. Simple, beautifully romantic and uncomplicated. Honestly!

9. Of your own music, do you have a favorite? If so, please tell us why it’s your favorite.
A. “Behind the Veil” is one of my favorites! Not only is it my favorite, my fans absolutely love this song! It is piano and cello on a bed of strings. I have been told "Behind the Veil" combines perfect orchestration to bring out a beautiful melody

10. With the pandemic subsiding, will you be performing or touring anywhere?
A. I would love to. Nothing is concrete yet but, I may be touring with Il Divo as a guest artist.

11. Thank you for your time. Where can your fans and our followers connect with you online?
A. My pleasure! Thanks for having me! My website has all my information: www.faranakmusic.com

* This interview is a paraphrased snippet from Faranak's interview with Tina Jones with Music Industry Mondays 2021 (c). You can find the original interview on their website.

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A Word From Faranak

From losing my family home at the age of 14, in war torn Iran, to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the one thing that keeps me going is the world of music I have created for myself. It has helped me cope with the toughest times and complimented the happiest ones. I aspire to share my music hoping that it helps people the same way it helped me.

Story Behind Circles Of My Mind

What inspired you to compose "Circles Of My Mind"?

The worldwide health outbreak of COVID-19 has definitely had an effect on my life. For more than two decades, I’ve been able to share my musical gifts with a live audience. But since the coronavirus epidemic, my whole lifestyle has changed. 2020 will be a historical era for Millennials and Generation Z, too, from graduates to adults. I thought about how lives have changed this year and got a lot of inspiration from it while recording my third album.

What is your creative process like?

My partner, Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, is a wine connoisseur. He shared his passion for wine with me over the years, which made me love a good bottle, too. Performing live for winemaker Robert Mondavi was also a special treat for me. I like to relax with a glass, unwind, meditate and then see where my creativity takes me.

Biography

Faranak Shahroozi is an Iranian-American composer, performer and pianist known for her lyrical, romantic and captivating melodies. 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.

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.

With Glass's help, vision and collaboration with stars such as Lenny Williams from the soul/funk group Tower of Power, Syreeta Wright (Stevie Wonder's wife) and the endorsement of the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi, Faranak's first album, titled "La Musica De La Vigna," was produced. Her song "Helplessly Falling" was featured in the "Down ‘n Dirty" film starring Gary Busey.

By the mid-2000s, Faranak began working with San Francisco R&B radio station KBLX. Her second album, entitled "Eternal Love," emerged as the result of a passionate romance when she met her partner,  Steve Lohr of  J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines. “Eternal Love” was produced by Adam Ivy and released in 2012. She has also performed for business and musical professionals like Jeff Shell/Stephen B. Burke, the [former] CEO of NBC; Johnson & Johnson; PETA; winemaker Robert Mondavi; saxophonist Boney James; and Tony! Toni! Toné!

Faranak is currently working with several music supervisors for sync licensing her songs on films and television. Her song "Remembering the 80's is featured in Johnathan Moch's up coming movie, Playing the Crease, released in theaters this summer.

Faranak's music is being distributed and featured on DSPs worldwide by Symphonic.

"I see beautiful blue skies in Faranak's musical career."
- Jason Jordan [Symphonic Distribution]

"Faranak Shahroozi’s compositions are reminiscent of  legends like Nino Rota and Francis Lai."
- Preston Glass [Soul Music Hall of Fame Inductee]

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