Maryam Mehraban was born in July 1989 in Tehran Iran. She started learning music at the age of 4, when she got a keyboard for her birthday and had her first concert experience at the age of 12. Maryam and her younger sister Marjan, who plays Kanun were raised in an art loving family. Maryam entered the Tehran music school in 2003. In high school, she learned piano with professors such as Farideh Behbood and Amir Sarraf and in 2007 was admitted to the Higher School of Music. She continued her academic studies with Delbar Hakimova and Raphael Minaskanian at the Art University of Tehran.
Her master thesis with a title: A study of extended piano techniques in a selected number of works of the second half of the twentieth century was nominated as the best thesis of her year. Maryam's interest on new and contemporary repertoire has grown sharper. Working with composers, analysing their pieces, performing and recording them, was a special challenge and she considers it very important.
In 2015 Maryam left Iran for Germany. She studied Instrumental pedagogy at University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.
Her notable Professors were Igor Tchetuev, Teppo Koivisto and Christopher Oakden. During her studies on piano and pedagogy contemporary music was a huge focus of her work, while having worked intensively with Tatjana Prelevic, Darlén Bakke and Snežana Nešić.
As an active performer Maryam participated in many Master Classes such as Rei Nakamura and Catherine Vickers.
Maryam interpreted works by Persian composers a. a. by Alireza Mashayekhi, Hooshyar Khayam, Karen Keyhani, Mohammad Reza Tafazzoli and Kiawasch SahebNassagh, including premieres and CD recordings. Since her migration to Germany, she has devoted herself increasingly to the performance of contemporary music from Europe and America. In November 2017 she premiered the work Intervalle by Gottfried Michael Koenig together with Raquel Marcos de la Rua in Hanover.
Maryam considers herself as a contemporary pianist, teacher and project manager.
Maryam is open for all kind of musical collaborations and she likes to share the stage with other musicians.
currently lives Maryam in Hanover Germany and realizes her Dr. Artium Project in Zurich University of Arts with collaboration of University of Arts in Graz.