<b>Payman Akhlaghi ----- ( پیمان اخلاقی )</b>

My blogs

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Composer, Pianist, Piano Educator
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Main Blog: ComposerPA.com (aka PardessRimonim.blogspot.com) -------- I was born about four decades ago in Iran to Pouran and Aziz Akhlaghi. Since the early 1990's, I have lived and studied in my adopted homeland, the United States, and I have received my advanced education in classical music composition at the University of California, Los Angeles. In my blogs, I'll be writing of my life and my ideas on music, cinema, arts and literature, Judaism, and the world around me, the way I see it. *************************************** As a secular Iranian-American-Jewish artist and scholar, I find it neither truthful nor desireable to deny the effects that such an hyphenated ethnic background has had on my life so far. And yet, I'm convinced that one's true identity lies not in preordained matters of birth, religion, or ethnic origins, but in his mind, his heart, and his way of life. - - - - - - - - - - - Please contact me using the email link on the page. For lessons, etc., please call (310) 208-2927 (USA), email me at PALetters@AOL.com, visit my official blog at ComposerPA.com, or find me at Facebook.com/PAComposer. Thank you. [Updated: April 26, 2016]
Interests Classical Music, Pop and Film Music, Cinema, Literature, Arts, Languages, Philosophy, Judaism, America, Israel, Iran...
Favorite Movies I watch around 300 films a year, and this could become a way too long of a list! Let's say: Mirror, (Tarkovsky), Red, (Kieslowski), Minority Report, (Spielberg), Merci pour les Chocolat, (Chabrol), Bullets Over Broadway, (Allen), Confession, (Hitchcock), Chocolat, (Hallstrom), "And Now: Ladies and Gentleman", (Lelouch), Wild Strawberries, (Bergman), among many others...
Favorite Music The most difficutl question for a classical musician! Anything Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Debussy, Bach, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Prokofivev, John Williams, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Sibelius, Schumann, Celin Dion, Richard Clayderman, Ravel, Schoenberg
Favorite Books Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha", which has left an indelible impression since my teen years, Frank McCourt's "Teacher Man", which remains a recent favorite, Will Durant's "The Story of Philosophy", which seems thoroughly indispensible, Romain Rolland's Beethoven.