Hafez Babashahi is one of the most versatile and renowned pianists of his generation. After receiving the Bösendorfer award in 2008, he performed in large European cities such as Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Budapest. In 2015, he gave his debut as a soloist at the Vienna Musikverein performing works of Rachmaninov, Scriabin, and Schubert. The same year he founded Bamdad Trio, a regular guest in numerous international music centers.
He is the preferred accompanist of distinguished singers such as Michael Schade, Hermine Haselböck, Stephanie Houtzeel and many young talented singers. He is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he studied piano, music education and piano accompaniment with Wolfgang Watzinger, Peter Barcaba, and Charles Spencer. He also attended master classes given by Noel Flores and Jörg Demus. He gives masterclasses in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Iran. Since 2016, he is the Artistic Director of the "Wiener Lieder Herbst", an international art song festival in Vienna.