The Bagpipe Society

In the Bag: Liana Sharifian

Liana Sharifian is a professional player and teacher of the Iranian bagpipe, the Ney Anban. From the age of 16 she studied with her father, the acclaimed piper Mohsen Sharifian. In a country where there remain stringent restrictions on playing music and dancing, she has distinguished herself by becoming the first documented woman player of the Ney Anban. Passionate about all the bagpipes of the world, she obtained a diploma in Galician Gaita from the school in Ourense....