Paran Amirinazari, violin

Amirinazari, Paran

Boston native, Paran Amirinazari, currently calls Madison, Wisconsin her home where she is founder and artistic director of the award-winning Willy Street Chamber Players. In its 10th year, the Willy Street Chamber Players continue to be celebrated for their innovative programming and ability to create community through chamber music. Outside of her artistic director position, Paran has a vibrant career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, concert curator, and educator. She is the first violinist of the Hunt String Quartet, first violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and active teaching artist and private violin teacher. Paran earned her DMA from the Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020 where she studied with Felicia Moye and Soh-hyun Park Altino. During her time at UW-Madison, she was the winner of the UW-Madison Concerto Competition and a member of the graduate string quartet. Prior to Madison, Paran lived in Reno, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Reno School of Music and earned her MM in Violin Performance and Orchestral Career Studies and was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet in Residence. Paran holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mr. James Buswell IV. Outside the classical realm, she has collaborated with various non-classical ensembles and has toured with Ian Anderson (from Jethro Tull), Larkin Grimm, and Beat Circus.