Nelia Safaie

Persian Musician, Composer

Nelia Safaie, a versatile Persian musician, songwriter, composer, singer, and virtuoso of Tar, Setar, and Baghlama, has been enchanting audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing performances for over two decades. With a rich and diverse musical background, she has also nurtured the talents of aspiring musicians as a dedicated music instructor.

Her musical journey began with a passion for Persian traditional instruments, particularly the Tar, under the guidance of esteemed teachers like Hossein Alizadeh, Z. Toloee, Fariborz Azizi, and Keivan Saket. Nelia’s proficiency in playing the Tar, Setar, and Baghlama showcases her deep understanding and mastery of these instruments.

Nelia’s captivating voice has been nurtured under the mentorship of prominent vocalists such as Hamidreza Noorbakhsh, Vahid Taj, and Mahsa Vahdat. This combination of instrumental virtuosity and soulful singing makes her performances truly exceptional.

As a highly regarded music instructor, Nelia has shared her knowledge and expertise with students at various music institutes in Tehran, both in-person and through virtual teaching. Her experience, particularly in working with children, has earned her recognition as an accomplished educator.

Throughout her career, Nelia Safaie has graced stages around the world, captivating audiences with her expressive and passionate performances. Noteworthy performances include her trio improvisations in Toronto, Canada, in July 2016 and October 2018, as well as her appearances with the Chang Ensemble at Vahdat Performance Hall in Tehran, Iran, and Farhangsara Arasbaran, Tehran, Iran.

Nelia’s talent extends beyond the stage, as she has also released internationally acclaimed albums. “Songs From Lands of Silence,” her soul-stirring solo album, showcases her musical prowess and unique compositions. In addition, she contributed her enchanting voice to “Songs In The Mist,” an album featuring young Iranian female voices, further cementing her place as a prominent figure in the global music scene.

With a deep-rooted understanding of Persian music theory and a passion for preserving its traditions, Nelia Safaie continues to leave a profound impact on the world of music. Her dedication to both performing and teaching has earned her well-deserved recognition as a distinguished Persian musician, enriching the cultural tapestry of music with every note she plays and sings.



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