Ali Balighi is an experimental composer. His works are mostly composed based on traditional and folk music of Iran. His main tendency is on micro-tonality and new perspective of instruments.
Ali started his Bachelor in Music (Cello playing) at the Art University of Tehran where he graduated with first-degree honor. His teachers and mentors include Hamidreza Dibazar (Dean of Faculty of Music at the Tehran University of Art), Sharif Lotfi (Former Dean of the Tehran University of Art), Mostafa Poortorab, Karim ghorbani (a well-known Iranian cellist), Majid Esmaeeli, Aidin Ahmadinejad, Keyan Emami and Maziar Heydari.
Ali is an accomplished composer, with a wide variety of instrumental works including symphonic, chamber, and solo pieces, as well as music for theatre productions, and theme music for film and television.
In the fall of 2017, he won the second place in the composer competition of Radio Javan (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) for “a little piece for orchestra symphonic”.
In the winter of 2018, His piece “A little piece for string quartet” selected by Concoroso letterario, artistico e musicale “Il Volo di Pegaso” awards.
In the spring of 2018, his piece “Too loud a solitude for Cello and live electronic” was selected by 3rd Electroacoustic music composition competition Reza Korourian Awards 2018.
In the spring of 2019, his piece “Khaneh-Haftom” was selected by 4th Electroacoustic music composition competition Reza Korourian Awards 2019.
His works have been performed at contemporary music festivals in Iran, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Canada, the USA, Germany and Latvia.