Born on February 4, 1983, in Tehran, Iran, Navid Saeedi was attracted to music since childhood. Passionate about this art, he began studying the Tar (Persian lute) at age 12 with Hamid Pourafzal. His progress was so rapid that after 2 years, the latter presented him to the great master of the Tar Keyvan Saket. He continued the study of the Tar with Keyvan Saket and also began learning the Setar at the same time. During 8 years, he learned different techniques and playing styles and mastered various Persian music repertoires. He had the opportunity to enrich his knowledge and experiences with other masters of Persian music such as Houshang Zarif, Hossein Alizadeh, etc. At the age of 19, attracted by the composition, he followed different courses(harmony, counterpoint, orchestration …) simultaneous with his studies of  Tar and Setar. Since 1998, combining the two roles of player and composer, he has given several concerts in different countries of the world with various music groups such as the Vaziri Orchestra, Baran Orchestra, Chakameh Ensemble, Arghavan Ensemble,  Avish Ensemble, etc. Some years ago, he founded Sarmast Ensemble which brings a new vision and interpretation of Persian music to the public. 

Besides his passion for music, Navid Saeedi has performed engineering studies. In addition to the civil engineering degree and master of dynamics of structures from University of Tehran, he also obtained the engineering degree of ENPC (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées) in civil engineering and construction, and PhD in mechanics of materials and structures. Actually, he  works as a research engineer at the Applied Mechanics devision of the IFP Energies nouvelles.
Recent concerts :
- January 2013, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
- December 2012, Paris, France
- June 2012, Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
- June 2012, Rathaus Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
- February 2012, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France
- December 2011, Pau, France
- December 2011, Centre Pouya, Paris, France
- June 2011, Les Musicaves, Givry, France
- March 2011, Gymnase Marie Bell,  Paris, France
- March 2011, Cité Universitaire,  Paris, France
- November 2010, Palais Soleiman, Marrakech, Morocco
- October 2010, Octogone Théâtre de Pully, Lausanne,
Switzerland
- August 2010, Festival El Medina, Tunis, Tunisia
- March 2009, Le Théâtre, Laval, France
- May 2008, Octogone Théâtre de Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
- March 2008, Gymnase Marie Bell,  Paris, France