Born in Shiraz, Iran, Peyman Heydarian (پیمان حیدریان) is an award winning music scientist and santurist. A computer scientist and musicologist, he adopted innovative tuning systems and performance techniques to play a multi-ethnic repertoire on Iranian santur (Hammered Dulcimer), and developed computer algorithms for the analysis of Persian musical signals. Peyman began learning music at the age of 5 currently teaches santur and daf (Kurdish frame drum) and musical signal processing. Peyman has established and presided over a number of musical societies and bands, including Music Association of Iranian Students and the National Iranian Student Orchestra. He is a graduate of Shiraz University, Tarbiat Modarres University, London Metropolitan University, and Queen Mary, University of London. He has toured the world with a multi-ethnic programme "The Voice of Santur", performing Persian, Kurdish, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, and Celtic (Scottish & Irish) music in concert halls, museums, universities, and festivals. Peyman has performed over a thousand concerts in London, Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Paris, Venice, Athens & Island of Hydra (Greece), Toronto & Niagara Falls (Canada), Hong Kong, and Auckland/Hamilton (New Zealand).