Réza Ganjavi's Brief Biography
MBA, BSCS & BA Phil, magna cum laude (high honors), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Gamma Sigma
Classical Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Philosopher, Program/Project Manager, Computer Scientist, Author, Management Consultant, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Software Engineer, Record Producer, Sound Engineer, Conductor, Arranger, Drummer, Investigative Journalist, Activist, Photo/Videographer, Educator, Life Coach, World Traveler, Student of Life, Servant of Love, Humanist, Human Helper.
REZA GANJAVI was born in Tehran to parents of Azari origins. He emigrated to the USA at a young age, graduated from High School in Ithaca, New York, and obtained multiple university degrees with high honors in Southern California.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc) from California State University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA) from California State University
Magna Cum Laude (High Honors)
Dean's Honors List
Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
Alpha Gamma Sigma California Community College Scholastic Honor Society
Law (USA, Swiss): Studied internet/cyberlaw, eDiscovery, intellectual properties, securities, corporate, penal, torts.
Certified investigative journalist.
Music: Studied Classical Guitar in conservatories and privately.
Experian rates Reza Ganjavi's Credit and Credit Worthiness as "Excellent" and states "Your credit rating ranks higher than 97.87% of U.S. consumers".
Reza has studied the guitar privately and academically with several world-class teachers, and through master classes with teachers including Luigi Biscaldi, Eduardo Fernandez, Oscar Ghiglia, Angelo Gilardino, Frederick Noad, Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, David Russell and others.
Reza Ganjavi has played the guitar since an early age and has performed in 77 countries (list below). He has appeared on global media broadcasts. Reza's classical guitar repertoire spans six centuries, and as a singer-guitarist he has a rich program of classic rock & pop & world music.
Reza's first CD of Classical and Romantic guitar music «In Friendship» received international praise and was declared a best selling guitar record.
His second CD, also a classical guitar best-seller «Dancing Hands» contains music of Renaissance and Baroque periods and original arrangements of 250 years of European favorites.
Guest artists on Reza's recordings include internationally recognized artists such as Maurice Steger.
Reza has shared the stage with such great artists as Chuck Berry and George Duke and collaborated with Paul McCartney on "Devour The Earth", a video produced by the European Vegetarian Union and available in 14 languages. His song "Let's Keep Our Planet Clean" received international recognition as part of a global environmental initiative.
Aside form classical guitar, steel string, and electric guitar, Reza also plays the drums, bass guitar, percussion, and keyboards, and has previously played violin, harmonica, recorder, melodica, accordion, and jaw harp.
Countries where Reza Ganjavi has performed music:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Azores, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Galicia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Northern Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Nakhchivan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, The Netherlands, Tunisia, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Vietnam, Wales.
Reza Ganjavi also has an extensive, stellar career in computer science / information technology, management consulting, program/project management, business analysis, solutions architecture, and software engineering, serving many world class customers in Clean/Renewable Energy, Financial Services, Banking, Investment & Asset Management, Insurance, Telecommunications, Education & Non-profit, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech, Utilities & Telecommunications, Government, Political Campaigns, Food & Beverage, Law Enforcement & Judicial, Intellectual Properties, Customer Care, Billing, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Petrochemicals.
Reza has kept a daily journal since age 14. He has published many essays and articles, and has received high praise for his writing skills and insightful analysis. His writing style is mainly creative / literary / narrative nonfiction(observational/objectivist nonfiction), and span a wide range of topics such as philosophy, psychology, finance, healthcare, etcetera. As a lyricist he has an extensive catalog of meaningful lyrics.
Reza is a certified investigative journalist and has done professional journalism.
Reza Ganjavi's focus of activism is ethics, e.g., shedding light on the scandals surrounding proliferation of pulsed microwave pollution; corruption on Wall Street, etc.
Provided coaching for troubled youngsters in a number of critical cases which helped avert suicides, and helped addicts and alcoholics beat addiction and have a normal, good life. And many many other instances of helping others in a variety of ways including psychological and legal issues.
Reza has studied and taught various styles of bodyworks including different types of yoga, Alexander Technique and Feldernkrais Method, and has a martial arts Black Belt.