Amir was born in Tehran, Iran, where he studied the santur, a 72 string hammer dulcimer. He specialized in his principle teachers included Meheran Ghalaee. Since arriving in Canada and has welcomed the opportunity to work with western classical musicians with Bob Becker, Edgar Meyer and David Takeno, and has also collaborated with Hugh Fraser, Darcy Phillip Gray, Mike Murly, John Stetch and Bill Cahn. Amir has worked as a percussionist/ composer for the theatre production of The Odyssey (Banff Centre Theatre Arts Program and Manitoba Theatre for Young People), Manitoba theatre centre vertigo theatre VIA Dance Ensemble, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Alberta Ballet, University of Calgary Dance Program. Amir has been commissioned by CBC radio and as well done pieces for santur and orchestra. He was awarded the 2003 Artist of the Year from CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Program.