Biography

Ali Balighi is an experimental composer. His works are mostly composed based on traditional and folk music of Iran. His main tendency is on micro-tonality and new perspective of instruments.

Ali started his Bachelor in Music (Cello playing) at the Art University of Tehran where he graduated with first-degree honor. His teachers and mentors include Hamidreza Dibazar (Dean of Faculty of Music at the Tehran University of Art), Sharif Lotfi (Former Dean of the Tehran University of Art), Mostafa Poortorab, Karim ghorbani (a well-known Iranian cellist), Majid Esmaeeli, Aidin Ahmadinejad, Keyan Emami and Maziar Heydari.

He learned initial composing courses with Kiawash Saheb Nasagh and Mohammadreza Azin and has participated in composing master classes of Ahmad Pejman.

Ali is an accomplished composer, with a wide variety of instrumental works including symphonic, chamber, and solo pieces, as well as music for theatre productions, and theme music for film and television.

In the summer of 2017, he won the composer competition in The Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT) and the Canadian Music Centrefor “Daramad for solo Accordion”.

In the fall of 2017, he won the second place in the composer competition of Radio Javan (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) for “a little piece for orchestra symphonic”.

His works have been performed at contemporary music festivals in Iran, Portugal, Finland, Belgium and Canada.

Works

Have composed music for movies:

 

Classical Music composing, including:

  • String in Gm (strings Orchestra)
  • A damned winter evening nostalgia in Tehran (piano)
  • The Return (piano and electrical sounds)
  • The Schema (piano)
  • Green you are that I want you green (piano)
  • The Grief (piano)
  • For the Orumieh lake (piano)
  • The Chaos (piano and cello)
  • For Parastook (two violins and piano)
  • Dreams 1 and 2 (violin and piano)
  • War and peace (symphony orchestra)
  • The lake (symphony orchestra)
  • In desert (strings orchestra)
  • Goodbye pal (piano and strings orchestra)
  • Symphonic Poem about history of print

Recordings