Mohsen Sharifian, an accomplished musician and composer, has mesmerised audiences in 30+ countries. As head of the Lian Band, he's a key figure in Iran's folk music scene, blending tradition with innovation. His artistic journey started in theatre in 1983 and led to founding the Boushehr Lian Music Group in 1993, sharing Iran's musical beauty worldwide.
Recognised for his dedication, he earned an Honorary Ph.D. in Music, acknowledging his contribution to preserving Iran's musical heritage.
As a renowned musician, Sharifian transcends cultural boundaries, becoming a global ambassador for Iranian folk music.
From humble beginnings to leading a beloved ensemble, Sharifian inspires musicians worldwide, leaving a lasting mark on hearts. His legacy continues to influence aspiring artists in Iran and beyond.
Liana Sharifian, a trailblazing musician and teacher renowned for her mastery of the Iranian bagpipe, the Ney-anbān. Under the guidance of her acclaimed father, Mohsen Sharifian, Liana began her musical journey at the age of 16, breaking barriers as the first documented woman to play the Ney-anbān in a country with strict music restrictions.
Passionate about bagpipes from around the world, Liana earned a diploma in Galician Gaita from the school in Ourense. Together, this father-daughter duo transcends cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on the hearts of aspiring artists both in Iran and beyond. Liana Sharifian's remarkable talent and determination inspire a new generation of musicians, carrying forward the legacy of her father's musical brilliance.