Afshin Ardalan is a professional classical guitarist and composer whose music has deep roots in his Middle Eastern heritage.
Afshin studied Guitar with world-class Guitarists such as Hubert Käppel, Lily Afshar , Aniello Desiderio , Marcin Dylla , Dale Kavanagh , Timo Korhonen , Antigoni Goni and Carlo Marchione.
Afshin began music by learning Setar, a Persian traditional string instrument back in 90s in Iran. A few years later, he found himself deeply interested in classical guitar.
He studied under K. pourmoghaddam in Tehran initially. Soon He made his recitals in Shiraz and Tehran in 1999. Within these years, He also used to attend Lily Afshar’s master classes held in Iran occasionally.
Afshin moved to Finland in 2009 to study Guitar performance at the Lahti Polytechnic under Juha Johansson and followed by postgraduate studies with Hubert Käppel in Koblenz International Guitar Academy, Germany.
Afshin also studied music pedagogy in Metropolia Polytechnic with Petri Kum...