Nazanin Piri, born in Tehran, studied piano at the Lübeck University of Music in the class of Prof. M. Fock. 2010 she completed her Master studies at International College of Music in Hamburg and in musicology at Free University Berlin. She was student of many renown pianists like Maxim Philipov, Konstanze Eickhorst, Heidrun Holtmann, Peter Feuchtwanger, Ludwig Pflanz, Anthony Spiri and Herbert Wiedemann. Currently she continues studying in the class of Prof. Marisa Somma. The collaboration with composer Friedhelm Döhl influenced her musical life, to whom she still feels a connection since the studies of his "Three Ballads of Paul Celan". She regularly performs his works, recently for the Förderkreis für Neue Musik in „Pyramid hall“ in Heilbronn. She is a multiple winner of "Jugend musiziert" at national level. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has given numerous concerts as a duo with violinist Fiona Rholffs in Germany and France. Her special commitment is given to contemporary music. She was last involved as a pianist for the SARGO ensemble in 8 world premieres of the composer collective Archebole at the theater de Lausanne and Yverdon-Les-Bains. In collaboration with the choreographer Modjgan Hashemian, she was the musical director for an improvised dance piece during the Emil-Nolde exhibition opening in 2010. In 2011 she played with the Iranian pianist Neda Navaee in a Pianoduo and guested with her at Festivals in Austria and Germany. In 2013 shortly after her piano recital at Chilehaus in Hamburg, her first CD recording was published on Veraphone. Currently she is flutist and pianist for the Elias Nardi Ensemble and performs regularly at concerts in Italy, Germany, Romania, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2015, her second album "Flowers of Fragility" produced by Analogy Records, came out. Concert series "Naked Jazz“ (Milan) "Jazz Nouveau“ (Bukarest) and Ambria Jazz Festival she shared the stage with prominent musicians like Max de Aloe, Daniele di Bonaventura, Ares Tavolazzi, Franco Baggiani, Ermanno Librasi, Emanuele Le Pera, Max Pizio and Claudio Farinone and Max Pizio. In November 2017, the Elias Nardi Group toured with the legendary Italian jazz bassist Ares Tavolazzi in Germany, where her own arrangements and works were played.Since 2018 she teaches piano at the conservatory in Bern. With her class, she has recently worked on contemporary works by the Bernese composers l’art pour L’aar. Since 2019 she has been studying composition in the class of Prof. Daniel Glaus.