Music:

I started playing piano when I was five, but unfortunately after 5 years of academic education in Baku Academy of Music, we moved to Iran and I didn't have the chance to continue my piano lessons. Therefore, I started santur (an ancient stringed musical instrument native to Iran) when I was 12 years old. I have also played xylophone (a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets) since when I was 8.
Since 6, sometimes I compose small pieces of music, but usually I don't have much time to merge them as a long piece. I'm sure I will get a music award sometime ;-)


Major Past Social Activities:

Representative of Fencing Federation of Iran in Iran National Youth Parliament
The parliament comprised 193 exemplary representatives elected by national federations, provincial assemblies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for youth affairs. Its goal was to establish interactions among the country's active NGOs and to prepare the ground for exchange of views and addressing the youth's demands.

Honorary Reporter of Hamshahri Newspaper
Hamshahri is a major national Iranian Persian-language newspaper published by the Municipality of Tehran. I was selected as the honorary reporter of this newspaper after passing some journalism courses held by Hamshahri.

Volunteer work in municipality
Khaneh Shahryarane Javan was a volunteer organization under supervision of Municipality of Tehran. I was the deputy of eleventh district of Tehran, doing cultural, artistic and social volunteer activities there.

Sports:

I like skiing and football (soccer) the most, but I am also interested in playing these sports:
Fencing (foil), badminton, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, ping-pong (table tennis), hiking.


Other Interests:

My other main interests are:
Traveling, watching theater and movies, reading books, hanging out with friends, surfing the Net, programming, solving puzzles and problems, etc.

June 24th, 2004
- Just before the 1/8 final match of Iran National Foil (Fencing) Team Selection Competitions, Tehran.