Amin Safari has been fascinated by guitar since he first saw one at age six. However it was not till a few years later that he played his first note on the guitar. After a few years of self taught lessons, Amin entered Folk University in Sweden where he received a degree in classical music under instruction of an amazing teacher Tom Houwing. He was also very interested in science and entered the PhD program/Forskarskolan in Umea University. After traveling throughout Europe, Amin arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco.
Although he pursued a scientific career as a molecular biologist at Umea University in Sweden & Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; the passion for music was always there. He filled his spare time by giving private guitar lessons and also performing with famous Iranian artists. Throughout his years working as a guitarist, Amin never stopped composing and arranging his songs, into which flamenco elements slowly began to make their way. He created the entertainment company called EQRecords which includes Lessons, recording & performances. Amin’s inspirations are renowned flamenco artists such as Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Gipsy Kings, Jesse Cook and Ottmar Leibert.
The high-energy rhythms and passionate melodies captivate the audience of all ages and race. His last four albums “A Different Tune, Pasion de la Guitarra, Luna, Amor and La Rumba” are a fusion of flamenco with other worldly sounds.
The album “Luna” was a recipient of the Akademia award for “Best Latin Instrumental” in November 2015.
The album “La Rumba” was a recipient of the Akademia award for “Best World Beat” in September 2017.
Amin has been playing in many venues around town and other states for the past 22 years.
Amin’s latest album “Ultimate mp3 Collection” is now available on CDBaby and iTunes.