Composer, Music Producer
Bivác Ensemble (in Persian: کوارتت بیــــــواک) is a contemporary classical ensemble, originally formed as string quartet in 2016 -Tehran- by the composer and producer Pedram Babaiee, with the main idea of presenting work of living Persian composers to the world – With a vision beyond any geographical borders and with an intention beyond idea of right or wrong.
In early 2017 and early 2019 -facing unexpected series of challenges-, Bivác Ensemble met an entire lineup changes and right now, Bivác string quartet is open to submissions; The deadline is June 20th and the current lineup is:
• ? - Violin
• Farnaz Darouee - Violin
• ? - Viola
• ?- Violoncello
• Saeed Shams - Clarinet
In 2018, Bivác started touring the preview performance of project “Ruins of a Memoir” written by Pedram Babaiee for Piano quintet, featuring Pedram himself as the pianist.
Former members of string quartet section:
- Mostafa Hayatgheybi, Violin
- Niki Yaghmaee, Viola
- Babak Koohestani, Violin
- Sahar Nateghi, Violin
- Danial Foroughi, Violoncello
- Ashkan Fakhari, Viola
Former members highlights:
Member (from-to): April 2018 - January 2019
Siavash Jafari (in Persian: سیاوش جعفری) is an Electro-acoustics music composer, violin player and engineer.
He was the main 1st chair violin of the Bivác Ensemble 2018.
Member (from-to): May 2016 - March 2019
Mona Abbassi (in Persian: منا عباسی) is a violinist and music instructor, born in 1989 Tehran, with experience in both live performance and studio recording sessions. Mona was one of the original founding members of Bivác string quartet section and has been the associate director of the ensemble since 2019.
She was the 2nd chair violin in the Bivác Ensemble 2015-19. Good vibes are felt, wherever Mona is present at!
Member (from-to): December 2018 - March 2019
Roksana Reyhanian (in Persian: رکسانا ریحانیان) is a violist and music educator born in 1988, Tehran. Experienced in both studio recording sessions and live performances, Roksana has a brilliant professional background in collaborating with some of the greatest orchestras including Iran symphonic orchestra.
She was the violist of Bivác string quartet section 2018-19. Rehearsal sessions won't get out of control, with Roksana having a seat there!
Member (from-to): November 2017 - March 2019
Sam Bereliani (in Persian: سام برلیانی) is a multi-instrumentalist -focused on playing drums and cello- born in 1990, Tehran, with an incredible sense of improvisation and creativity. Having benefits of growing up in a musical family, Sam started learning music from early ages.
He was the main cellist of the Bivác Ensemble, 2017-19.