Milad Yousufi

Brooklyn, NY

Milad Yousufi was born in 1995 during the civil war in Afghanistan. At that time the Taliban
were ruling Afghanistan, and music was completely banned. At the age of two he started drawing. He drew the piano keys on paper and pretended to play.

Milad Yousufi is a pianist, composer, conductor, poet, singer, painter and calligrapher. Yousufi's
work is deeply inspired by his country and culture. After seeking asylum in the United States, Yousufi was awarded a full scholarship to attend Mannes School of Music as an undergraduate and studied piano with the world-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Yousufi is under Simone Dinnerstein’s mentorship and considers Dinnerstein as one of his great inspirations. Yousufi has graduated from Mannes School of Music in spring 2020 and currently pursuing his masters degree in composition at Brooklyn
College.

As a refugee artist, Yousufi has a dream to make a difference in the future of music in
Afghanistan and contribute to American culture and the world.

Milad Yousufi