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Arash Safaian

The Latest Release: The Fox (Music from the Film)

“The Fox”  is a concert for viola and orchestra, inspired by the archaic music of early renaissance with a hint of romantic and modern music. The film tells the true-life story of a young Austrian soldier in WWII, and is about friendship and love in the most difficult circumstances as the protagonist befriends a little fox puppy he finds abandoned in the woods.


The viola plays a central part in the musical storytelling, as it reflects the inner world and the spiritual change of the protagonist. The string section reflects this journey while it oscillates between a wider and embracing full orchestral sound and moments of intimate chamber music. “The Fox“ was recorded at the reknown Teldex Studios Berlin.

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Arash Safaian is an award winning artist and composer. He was born in Tehran in 1981 and came into contact with music in Germany at an early age. He studied composition and appeared within numerous concert and operatic works. His operas were performed in New York, Berlin and Munich. Since 2016 Safaian has recorded two piano concerto cycles with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Both cycles are based on the form of variation and are modern formulations of “music about music!”. Central to both works are themes of Bach and Beethoven”s compositions. Composed in 2016, „ÜberBach“ was celebrated in international concert halls and won him the ECHO: Klassik, while the “Beethoven Variations / THIS IS (NOT) BEETHOVEN“ (out on Modern Recordings/BMG) made it to the German classic charts as well as to the US Billboards despite a no concert season during Covid.

In 2019 Safaian wrote the music for Jan-Ole Gerster‘s award-winning feature film „Lara“ which was recorded with Alice Sara Ott /Piano and released by Deutsche Grammophon. The “Lara” Soundtrack gained him the Bavarian Film Award for Best Filmmusic, awarded for the first time in seven years in this category. Arash Safaian’s latest soundtrack for the feature Film “The Fox” (2023) was recorded at Teldex Studios Berlin features solo viola and orchestral pieces.

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