Sahar Rei taherkhani (piano)

Pictures: Asal Karimi
Pictures: Asal Karimi

Sahar Rei Taherkhani was born in Tokyo into a Persian-Japanese family in 1994.


After moving to Iran at an early age, she went to the Specialised Secondary School for Music in Tehran, where she learned piano in the class of Amir Sarraf.


After graduation she continued her musical studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Professor Christopher Oakden. Taherkhani gives regular concerts as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared on stages in Iran, Germany, France and Italy.


In 2010 she performed at the second festival of "Classical to Contemporary" and in 2015 gave a recital at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, both in Tehran. She performed chamber music at the "NDR Musikfest" in Hanover in 2015.


Since 2016 she is a member of the tango quintet "Hannuevo (previously: Madrugada)", which was awarded the third audience prize at the festival "Klassik in der Altstadt" in Hanover in 2017.


In 2019 she had several concerts with her new trio "Sanshoku", as for instance at the festival "Leggere e Scrivere" in south of Italy and in the concert series "Klassik und Jazz" of the Hanover Music School at the New Town Hall.


Taherkhani has received further artistic inspiration from professors such as John Perry, Pascal Devoyon, Florian Hoelscher, Markus Becker, Jutta Rübenacker and Jorin Jorden. Aside from her activities as a pianist and a piano teacher, she takes regular lessons in classical singing as well as Flamenco dancing and performs occasionally at smaller venues.