Niloofar Hadi Sohi is an Iranian musician who started her music career from the age of 8, and by the age of 12 she enrolled in music school. She plays the Viola and has studied with great teachers of Iranian and American backgrounds such as Korey Konkol, Setareh Beheshti and Taha Abedian. She pursued her Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Tehran University and distinguished as an Elite student in National Elite Foundation and won the first award of the University to continue her studies for a Masters in Performance Arts. Niloofar is now studying her second master’s degree of performance after being awarded a fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
As a musician, Niloofar has the experience of working with numerous orchestras like the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Iran National Orchestra, Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra, Nilper Orchestra, and the Iran-Austria Orchestra for almost a combined decade. She has been enriched by playing in international projects such as Le Vie Dell’Amicizia Ravenna-Tehran with Riccardo Muti (Italy), Internava Ensembles (Europe and Iran), and FeminEast festivals’ concerts (Sweden). She is former violist of the Shahrzad Quartet and she has worked with great Iranian musicians such as Homayoun shajarian, Pournazeri Brothers and Houshyar Khayam.
Among those she is an award winner of National Youth Music Festival and Fajr festivals and has performed in many concerts among Asia, Europe and The United States.
She has worked as a Violin/Viola Teacher for more than 5 years in well-known music institutes with Suzuki method.