Began studying music with his father at the age of six and continued to study the piano mentored by Emmanuel Melikaslanian and Raphael Minaskanian. After entering the University of Tehran, he studied composition with Alireza Mashayekhi and also taught there
after graduation. In 2002, he decided to pursue further studies in composition with Michel Merlet at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and won the Albert Roussel scholarship and obtained superior diplomas in composition and orchestration.
Alireza completed his studies in composition at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg (class of Ivan Fedele) and also participated in masterclasses held by Brice Pauset and Joshua Fineberg at the Villa Medici. He obtained his PhD in musicology at the University of Sorbonne Paris IV under the supervision of Marc Battier and Tristan Murail, focusing on the integration of musical elements from non-Western cultures in timbre based music.
He has been also accepted to read Musical Composition and Technologies as part of a new European Course (ECMCT) jointly developed by IRCAM, and the Technische Universität (TU), Universität der Künst (UDK) and Hochshule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
had also the opportunity to expand his musical experiences by working with established composers namely Toshio Hosokawa, Olga Neuwirth, Gérard Pesson, Michael Jarrell and Yan Maresz.
Farhang’s music has been performed in various festivals such as Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Amsterdam, Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Festival d’automne à Paris, Festival Acanthes, Festival Inventionen in Berlin etc. by ensembles such as Arditti string quartet, The Nieuw
Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Mosaik, Kronos Quartet, QNG and Ensemble Klang.