Golnar Shahyar is an Iranian/Canadian vocalist, composer and lyricist who specialises in combining her musical roots with jazz and improvised music. 

After getting her bachelor degree in Biology in Toronto, Canada, she moved to Vienna in 2008 to pursue her dream of becoming a musician. Her dedication to constantly create new cultural and musical dialogues in her work brought her many collaborations with various internationally renowned musicians. 

As a singer she has co-produced and published four CDs and has won many awards. In addition to her international concerts, she also did many collaborations in dance productions as performer/composer, has collaborated with Volkstheater Wien, and has been invited as musical director at »Female Voice of Iran Festival« and »Common Sound Festival« in Berlin.