Bivác Ensmebe

chamber ensemble, string quartet


Bivác Ensemble (in Persian: کوارتت بیــــــواک) is a chamber ensemble, originally formed as string quartet in 2016 -Tehran- by the composer Pedram Babaiee, dedicated to representing works of contemporary classical composers in live sessions and studio recordings – With a vision beyond geographical borders, with an intention beyond idea of right or wrong.

In early 2017 and early 2019 -facing unexpected series of challenges-, the ensemble met an entire lineup change.

Bivác Ensemble members are currently in the following line-up:


Borhan Hemmati - Violin

? - Violin

Roksana Reyhanian- Viola

Hasti Sepasi - Violoncello

Additional: • Saeed Shams - Clarinet

Former members of string quartet section:

- Mostafa Hayatgheybi, Violin

- Niki Yaghmaee, Viola

- Babak Koohestani, Violin

- Sahar Nateghi, Violin

- Danial Foroughi, Violoncello

- Ashkan Fakhari, Viola

Former members highlights:

Siavash JafariMona AbbassiSam BerelianiSiavash Jafari (in Persian: سیاوش جعفری) is an Electro-acoustics music composer, violin player and engineer.He was the main 1st chair violin of the Bivác Ensemble 2018. Siavash JafariViolin IMember (from-to): April 2018 - January 2019Mona Abbassi (in Persian: منا عباسی) is a violinist and music instructor, born in 1989 Tehran, with experience in both live performance and studio recording sessions. Mona was one of the original founding members of Bivác string quartet section and has been the associate director of the ensemble since 2019.She was the 2nd chair violin in the Bivác Ensemble 2015-19. Good vibes are felt, wherever Mona is present at!Mona AbbassiViolin IIMember (from-to): May 2016 - March 2019Sam Bereliani (in Persian: سام برلیانی) is a multi-instrumentalist -focused on playing drums and cello- born in 1990, Tehran, with an incredible sense of improvisation and creativity. Having benefits of growing up in a musical family, Sam started learning music from early ages.He was the main cellist of the Bivác Ensemble, 2017-19.Sam BerelianiViolinCelloMember (from-to): November 2017 - March 2019<x>