Laya Etemadi was born in Tehran 1978. She has a music bachelor’s degree. She plays violin and viola.
She was the first violin player in Fajr Music Festival 1994, also the first viola player in Tehran’s Symphonic Orchestra 1995-2008. She was a music teacher in high school for 2 years.
She also played solo in Tehran’s Symphonic Orchestra at Germany and Iran.
She played at a Quartet in New York and Sacramento 2009-2010 with Daniel Barenboim and Divan Orchestra in Europe since 2007.
She is the first musician in Symphonic Orchestra.