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 Gold Medal of “Global Music Awards” for the classical crossover genre and nominated for the best composition and performance at 36th “Fajr Music Festival” (Barbad Awards). Their second album titled “Eight minutes and twenty seconds”(2019) is a musical journey from the sun to the earth at the speed of light! Their third album named “Vakil Bazaar” which won the Honorary Diploma in 37th “Fajr Music Festival” (Feb-2022) and Silver medal of “Global Music Awards” in contemporary folk music genre (Aug-2021) and “Akademia Music Awards” for the best Folk / Singer-Songwriter (Jun-2021) and the fourth called “Dasht-e Kavir” (Mar-2023) has been already published. They also released one single track named “Cold Winter” and two remixes, Allegro Moderato from romantic pieces by Antonin Dvorak, Ave Maria by Bach-Gounod, and more are to be released soon. So stay tuned.