Bivác Ensmebe

chamber ensemble, string quartet

Bivác Ensemble (in Persian: آنسامبل بیواک ) is a Tehran-based chamber music ensemble, originally formed as string quartet by the composer Pedram Babaiee in 2016. Intended to establish gatherings of great musicians whose desire is to explore all aspects of music and whom vision is more than just making a living out of music – dedicated to represent nworks of contemporary classical composers in live performances and studio recording sessions.

The ensemble has always been working towards bringing the best out of its potential to reach world's industry standards in technique, musicality and uniqueness in sonic signatures. We respect all kinds of mindful music regardless of its genre or style; However, we’re more interested in performing well-written original minimal /post-classical music –With a vision beyond geographical borders, with an intention beyond idea of right or wrong.

As our first series of live performances, in 2018 we toured the preview performances of the project “Ruins of a Memoir” composed -for string quartet and piano- by Pedram Babaiee, featuring himself as the pianist in performances.


Bivác Ensemble is currently in the following line-up:



Borhan Hemmati - Violin

Sara Naderi - Violin

Roksana Reyhanian- Viola

Hasti Sepasi - Violoncello

Additional: • Saeed Shams - Clarinet


Former members of string quartet section:

- Mostafa Hayatgheybi, Violin

- Niki Yaghmaee, Viola

- Babak Koohestani, Violin

- Sahar Nateghi, Violin

- Danial Foroughi, Violoncello

- Ashkan Fakhari, Viola


Former members highlights:

Siavash JafariMona AbbassiSam BerelianiSiavash Jafari (in Persian: سیاوش جعفری) is an Electro-acoustics music composer, violin player and engineer.He was the main 1st chair violin of the Bivác Ensemble 2018. Siavash JafariViolin IMember (from-to): April 2018 - January 2019Mona Abbassi (in Persian: منا عباسی) is a violinist and music instructor, born in 1989 Tehran, with experience in both live performance and studio recording sessions. Mona was one of the original founding members of Bivác string quartet section and has been the associate director of the ensemble since 2019.She was the 2nd chair violin in the Bivác Ensemble 2015-19. Good vibes are felt, wherever Mona is present at!Mona AbbassiViolin IIMember (from-to): May 2016 - March 2019Sam Bereliani (in Persian: سام برلیانی) is a multi-instrumentalist -focused on playing drums and cello- born in 1990, Tehran, with an incredible sense of improvisation and creativity. Having benefits of growing up in a musical family, Sam started learning music from early ages.He was the main cellist of the Bivác Ensemble, 2017-19.Sam BerelianiViolinCelloMember (from-to): November 2017 - March 2019<x>

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