Born in Shiraz, Iran, Peyman Heydarian is an award-winning music scientist and santurist. Peyman is known for his innovative tuning systems and performance techniques applied across a multi-ethnic repertoire, and performed on the Iranian santur (Hammered Dulcimer). A computer scientist and musicologist by training, Peyman has also developed computer algorithms for the analysis of Persian musical signals. 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 has toured the world with a multi-ethnic programme, “The Voice of Santur”, performing Persian, Kurdish, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, and Celtic music in concert halls, museums, universities, and festivals.