About Hooman

Hooman Tabrizi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1975. Having been inspired by Iranian Piano giants Anoushiravan Rohani and Javad Maroufi, a rather late starter, Hooman began taking Piano lessons at the age of 15 .

He learned the basics from Mr. Abolghasem Nakhaie, and less than a year later was bestowed the privilege of learning from the great Maestro Maroufi himself for nearly two years before Mr. Maroufi's passing.

Although a great admirer of brilliant Classical composers such as Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, Hooman has always been passionate about Persian music and musicians. Javad Maroufi, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Morteza Hannaneh, Parviz Yahaghi, Homayoun Khorram, and Bijan Mortazavi are just a few, who have contributed to Hooman’s growing passion and interest. However, his greatest inspiration comes from Maestro Anoushiravan Rohani, who triggered Hooman's love and interest in playing the Piano.

Hooman has taken great interest in the arts since his early years. In addition to playing the Piano, he has a passion for reading and writing Persian poetry, and gets his inspirations from poets such as Hakim Omar Khayyam and Nezami Ganjavi. As a child he enjoyed oil painting, and has painted several paintings, all of which with the exception of one remain in Iran.

Hooman has performed several times at his Alma Mater, Belmont University, and has held multiple recitals in Nashville, TN in various Iranian functions and celebrations. He has performed for many audiences in Tehran, and has appeared as an honorary guest performer at George Mason University in Washington DC. Hooman currently resides in Atlanta, GA.