Mr. Kandelousi started his musical journey at the age of six by studying violin with both Iranian and Russian teachers. In 1999 he was invited to join the Iranian National Orchestra as a violin soloist, a position which he held until 2006 when he left Iran for Italy.
Mr. Kandelousi studied western classical music at the Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy and at the Moscow Violin Academy in Russia. In 2009, he was invited to join the Gateway Symphony in New York City and the International American YPHIL Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
He has mastered virtuosic skills on a great breadth of instruments including the Violin, Setar, Taar and Kamanchah, in addition to experience with piano, tonbak, santour and gheychak.
Throughout his professional career, he has collaborated with numerous prestigious Persian ensembles such as the Iranian National Orchestra, the Orange County Orchestra, and has performed all the great composers internationally across Europe, Asia and America in venues such as Lincoln Center, Juilliard Music School, Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Sydney’s Symphony Hall and Vahdat Hall, while winning numerous music and violin awards.
His teaching background includes work at the Yamaha School of Music, Suzuki Violin School, and Master Classes in Kamanchah, Taar and Setar at the Julliard School.
Mr. Kandelousi received a scholarship from Maestro Daniel Philips in Queens College of Music 2012-2015 and recently attended the Silk Road Global Music performance with Maestro Yo-Yo Ma in Kennedy Center!
Mr. Kandelousi is accepting new students at the Almaden School starting Fall 2019
Mr. Khandelousi is a senior teacher and emphasizes proper posture and playing technique.