This piece is dedicated to my grandmother, Parvāneh, whose name means “butterfly” in Persian. Throughout her struggle with cancer, which is now in remission, I found myself imagining how it would feel to lose her, and what I would express in her eulogy. I wrote this music to capture those emotions while she is alive, rather than wait until she is no longer here to enjoy it.


  • For piano trio
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2023
  • Duration: 6'
  • Commissioner: New York Youth Symphony and Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Tags: Family, Iranian Culture, Mortality, Nature


  • 1 MAY 2024
  • Parvāneh - Premiere
  • Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • New York, NY
  • Musicians of the New York Youth Symphony