Hello! My name is Joshua Kyan Aalampour. I am a 20-year-old self-taught classical composer of Han Chinese and Azerbaijani Persian descent. Despite being born in New Jersey, I spent a total of 7 years in China as my parents were entrepreneurs.
I was never classically trained as a musician, and my passion for music was initiated about five years ago in 2017. I began to teach myself how to play the piano with the help of online MIDI videos (as I did not know how to read sheet music at the time). I practiced an average of 6 hours a day, and by the second week of my journey, I had accidentally composed a piece of music. I found myself dumbfounded at what I had just created and decided to self-study music theory and composition as well. About a year and a half later, I would go on to perform that same accidental composition as a complete piano bagatelle at Lincoln Center.
These days, I am working on expanding my compositional style to film scores.