Taha Abedian 

Austrian Violist & Se-tar player, born 1977 in Teheran. 

1985-1994: Se–tar and the Persian traditional music system (RADIF) Studies with Mahmoud Tadjbakhsh in Teheran.


1989-1994: Studies at the Teheran Conservatory Violin & Viola with Ali Bereliani and Teymour Pourtorab. 


1992-1994: Private lessons for fundamental Viola playing technique with Valodia Tarkanian (former principal violist of the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra) in Teheran.


1994: Thru solo performances (Viola Concerto by George Philip Telemann) with the Austrian Cultural Forum Chamber Orchestra which was founded and conducted by Prof. Thomas Christian David (Austrian Conductor and Composer, 1925-2006), he was suggested and supported by Prof. Thomas Christian David and cultural attaches of German and Austrian embassies in Teheran to study abroad.

1996: 1st Prize of the International Violin & Viola International Competition in Murcia, Spain.

1997: Participation at the Pacific Music Festival Symphony Orchestra in Japan as principal and co-principal violist under the Direction of Yutaka Sado and Christoph Eschenbach.


1994-2003: Music performance Viola Studies with Prof. Klaus Peisteiner (former principal violist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna String Quartet) at the Joseph Matthias Hauer Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria, graduation in 2003. He has continued to have music lessons with Prof. Klaus Peisteiner until September 2011.


2006-2011: Viola Lessons with Prof. Hans-Peter Ochsenhofer (a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) Prof. Ilsee Wincor and Chamber music Studies with Prof. Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), PhD Studies and Researches in Ethnomusicology (Aspects of the Music in Iran after 1978) with Prof. Ursula Hemetek and Prof. Gerlinde Haid at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.        


2003-2006: Principal violist of the Graz Symphony Orchestra, among others under the Direction of Milan Horvat (1919-2014).

2011 (Nov. 22): Carnegie Hall Debut with ABEDIAN STRING TRIO at Weill Recital Hall, New York.

2000-2019: Collaboration with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra including World Tours, CD/Video Recordings and live Broadcastings (TV/Radio/Internet Streaming) under direction of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Herbert Blomstedt, Mariss Jansons, Zubindend Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Boby McFerrin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christian Thielemann, Sir Roger Norrington. 


1998-2023: Collaborations with various Viennese Ensembles and Orchestras such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Synchron Stage Vienna, Volksoper Wien and the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra.

2016-Present: Collaboration with the Synchron Stage Vienna Symphony Orchestra for Film music recordings.

2023: Participation with Chineke! at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms, Conductor: Anthony Parnther. 

Other musical activities include Chamber Music, Teaching, Conducting, Artistic Supervision.


تاها عابدیان متولد تهران، از سن ۷ سالگی شروع به یادگیری سه تار و موسیقی ایرانی‌ نزد استاد
 محمود تاجبخش نمود
در سال ۱۳۶۷وارد هنرستان موسیقی تهران شد و به یادگیری ویولا نزد علی‌ برلیانی، استاد تیمور پورتراب و استاد والودیا   تارخانیان مشغول شد

او اصول آهنگسازی را نزد محسن الهامیان و همچنین آهنگسازی و رهبری ارکستر را نزد پروفسور توماس کریستیان داوید  آموخت
  او در سال۱۳۷۲ برای ادامه تحصیل به اطریش آمد و نزد پرفسور کلاوس پایشتاینر، مایستر اول گروه ویولا ارکستر فیلارمونیک وین در رشته نوازندگی از کنسرواتوار فارغ‌التحصیل شد
او در سال ۱۹۹۵ میلادی موفق به دریافت رتبه اول در کنکور بین‌المللی سولیستی ویولا در شهر مورسیا در اسپانیا شد 
 اکنون ساکن شهر وین هست و به فعالیتهای هنری خود ادامه می‌دهد که شامل همکاری با ارکستر اپرای وین، ارکستر فیلارمونیک وین، اجرای کوارتت و موسیقی مجلسی، رهبری ارکستر و تدریس می‌باشد