Arash Noori - lutes and guitars

Described as “the compelling guitarist” (New York Times), Arash Noori has gained a reputation as a versatile musician, with a repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music. Performing on a variety of lutes and guitars, Arash has garnered critical appraise in both solo and ensemble settings. He has been a prizewinner in international competitions (Guitaré Montréal, Great Lakes Guitar Festival amongst others) and has performed solo recitals in North America and Europe. Arash has been a core-member of the chamber-vocal ensemble Cantata Profana ( since the group’s inception.

Staying true to Cantata Profana’s eclectic style, Arash has served the group’s “intrepid and unexpected concerts” (The New Yorker), performing on a wide range of fretted plucked instruments—in a manner described as making “toggling between the two niche genres of early music and new music seem as straightforward as switching bows. (It’s not.)” (Boston Globe)

Arash has also appeared with Early Music New York, Long River Baroque and Yale Schola Cantorum amongst others. Arash holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Toronto.

Arash is immensely grateful to the Clinton Foundation for Music and the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support.