Navid Niknejad – Guitar
Having studied classical guitar in four countries, Navid has extensive international experience as a guitarist and instructor. He began his musical training in his native country of Iran, and after finishing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Tehran in 2011, he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Lex Eisenhardt.
Between 2015 and 2017, Navid completed his Masters of Music in Guitar Performance at California State University (Fullerton) with Dr. Marth Masters. Navid is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden.
In addition to pursuing his career as a soloist, Navid has been active as an instructor in all of the countries that he has lived. Since 2017, Navid has worked as a Teacher Assistant at U of T, coaching the guitar chamber music ensembles. He has also appeared in different chamber music settings, including duos with flute, voice, and guitar in the Netherlands and the U.S.