Biography

The Lyra Duet is a crossover Classical/New Age band created by a couple: Arash Hazhirazad (pianist, keyboardist, composer) and Yeganeh Hosseini Nia (violinist), both music graduates from the Fine Arts University of Tehran. The duet heralded its serious musical career in 2010 with a classical piano and violin recital held at the German Church, Tehran. Their performance has resonated through many a concert hall in Tehran and across the nation with a large repertoire of notable works of Western classical music for the piano and violin.

 

Their curiosity and enthusiasm for new experiences drove them to adding new flavors to their already established ensemble, by creating their own music. They use drums, synthesizer, and electronic soundscapes, drawing upon their knowledge of classical music to produce a sound which represents their dual passion for music and astronomy. The Lyra Duet tries to cross the boundaries between genres by creating a music which is easy to understand but hard to forget.

 

In 2016, they released their debut album “Tehran-Mars” which went on to win the Iranian Music House Award for the classical/new age album of the year. Their second album titled 8’20” (2019) is a musical journey from the sun to the earth at the speed of light! A single track “Cold Winter” of their collaboration with celebrated musicians has been already published, and more are to be released soon. So, stay tuned!

 

Interviews:

 

Iranian Artists Forum / Jul-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

Etemad Newspaper / Jul-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

Farhang Radio / Jul-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

Hamshahri Newspaper / Jul-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

Live Interviewed on Channel Four, “Charkh”, Science and Culture Show on the occasion of the Persian Winter Festival (Yalda) / Dec-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

Interview on Channel Four, “the Voyagers Guid to the Galaxy” Tv Show / Sep-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Interview with “Honaronline” / Apr-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Hamshahri” Newspaper / Nov-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Medicine Show”, the Broadcasting Voice of the University of British Colombia / Nov-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Musicema” (Analytical Music News Site) / Oct-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Farhang Radio, “Neyestan Show” / Sep-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Farhang Radio, “Neyestan Show” / Oct-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Musicema” (Analytical Music News Site) / May-2018 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Mehrabane” Charity Organization / Mar-2018 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Publications:

 

 

“Vakil Bazaar” EP Album by Lyra Duet / May-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Allegro Moderato from “Romantic Pieces” Op.75 by Antonin Dvorak (Performed by Lyra Duet) / Dec-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Ave Maria” after Bach-Gounod, Single Track by Lyra Duet/April-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Cold Winter” Single Track by Lyra Duet / Jan-2020 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Eight Minutes & Twenty Seconds” Music Album by Lyra Duet / Sep-2019 View Gallery & Links

 

 

“Tehran-Mars” , Music Album by Lyra Duet / Oct-2017 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Awards:

 

 

Global Music Awards / Gold Medal Winner for “Tehran_Mars” / Aug-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

 

Global Music Awards / Silver Medal Winner for “Vakil Bazaar” / Aug-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

 

The Akademia Music Awards for the Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Ep, Vakil Bazaar by Lyra Duet / June-2021 View Gallery & Links

 

“Tehran-Mars” Music Album by Lyra Duet has been nominated for the best Composition & Performance in the 36th Fajr Music Festival (Barbad Awards). (Feb-2021) View Gallery & Links

Performances

Lyra Duet

 

18-Aug-2020

Lyra Duet performance at AvaStar Event  View Gallery & Links

 

19-Feb-2020

Lyra Duet in the “International Fajr Music Festival” at Azadi Tower  View Gallery & Links

 

22-Dec-2019

Second Anniversary of “Persian Sound City” Studio  View Gallery & Links

 

23-Nov-2018

Lyra Duet Performance in the Fourth “Salnava” at Niavaran Cultural Center Hall (Music Masters Commemorate) View Gallery & Links

 

13-Aug-2018

Lyra Duet Recital at Hatra Music Institute Performing pieces of “Tehran-Mars” album View Gallery & Links

 

10-May-2018

Lyra Duet Concert in the Second Series of “Moosighitajrobe” Festival at Roudaki Hall View Gallery & Links

 

25-Nov-2017

Lyra Duet Performance in the Third “Salnava” at Niavaran Cultural Center Hall
(Music Masters Commemorate) View Gallery & Links

 

6-Oct-2017

“Tehran-Mars” Album Launch Ceremony at Ebne Sina Book City View Gallery & Links

 

1-Mar-2015

Lyra Duet Classical Recital at Roudaki Hall View Gallery & Links

 

20-Oct-2013

Lyra Duet Performance in the Third “Classic to Contemporary Music” Festival at University of Tehran (Avini Hall) View Gallery & Links

 

May-2013

Performance in the “10th Actor’s Night” View Gallery & Links

 

21-Oct-2010

Lyra Duet Classical Recital at German Church View Gallery

Albums

Eight Minutes and Twenty Seconds

Eight Minutes and Twenty Seconds


Tehran Mars Album

Tehran Mars




Singles

cold-winter

Cold Winter


Listen to Eight Minutes and Twenty Seconds Album

Listen to Tehran Mars Album

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