Referred to as “the compelling guitarist” (The New York Times), lutenist and guitarist Arash Noori has gained a reputation as a versatile musician with a repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music. He has been a top-prize winner at several national and international competitions, including the Great Lakes International Festival and Competition and Guitare Montréal. Arash has appeared with Early Music New York, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Piffaro, the Sebastians, the Western Wind, Bach Vespers at Trinity Lutheran and NOVUS NY of Trinity Wall Street, while performing regularly with Cantata Profana as a core-founding member of the group. Cantata Profana has gained much critical acclaim for their “intrepid and unexpected concerts” (The New Yorker) and the group was the recipient of Chamber Music America’s Award for Adventurous Programming in 2016. Arash is currently a student at the Juilliard School where he performs regularly with Juilliard415, the school’s Historical Performance ensemble.