Kioumars Poorhaydari

Founder and President of MAI since September 2010 


Kioumars is a practicing Materials Engineer (Ph.d., P.Eng.). Additionally, he has always had interest in arts, particularly fine arts and music. As such, he obtained an M.A. in Ethnomusicology in 2014. Currently his main musical activities include playing tonbak and daf (both being Iranian percussive instruments) and singing. Kioumars has been with MENAME (a University of Alberta Ensemble) since 2005. He is also the director of Mithra Ensemble.
You can find samples of Kioumars' calligraphy, graphic arts, and music here.