The Iranian twin sisters Sara & Sanaz Zaher were born in Tehran in 1990 and graduated from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna under the direction of Prof. Jorgos Panetsos (2022).
Duo Zaher inspires with perfect interpretations of the repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary music. The expressive playing of twin sisters has fascinated audiences on many international stages, including Austria, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Spain, and Iran. Duo Zaher has also presented at numerous guitar festivals, such as the 30th anniversary of the Forum Gitarre Wien International Guitar Festival in 2020.
In December 2022, Duo Zaher won the second prize of The15th Veria International Guitar Competition and in 2010 the prize for the best interpretation at the International Guitar Festival in Tehran (Iran). They regularly cooperate with Viennese cultural organizations such as Kunsthalle Wien, Die Jeunesse, Take 5 Association, and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran.
As part of their passion for education, Sara and Sanaz have been regularly invited to do master classes in Asia and Europe. In 2022, they accepted an invitation from the Sønderborg Music Academy in Denmark, where they held master classes as part of a concert tour across the country.
In 2023 Duo Zaher will perform at many international music festivals, such as Carte blanche à Mark Andre at the Wiener Musikverein and at Schloss Grafenegg as part of the Jeunesse-Orkaan-Academy concert series.
Sara and Sanaz play on guitars by Paco Santiago Marin.