Musician Hafez Nazeri's journey from Iran to New York
20 July 2014 Last updated at 01:19 BST
Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri left his country 14 years ago to follow his dream in the United States.
The son of acclaimed Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri, he went to New York City to study composing and conducting classical music.
In his first album recorded outside of the country, Nazeri mixed Iranian music with classical Western music, following the path of artists like Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar who forged music styles in their Grammy Award-winning 1966 album "West Meets East".
In September, he will return to Iran to perform the new music in his home country for the first time.
He spoke to BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh about his album "Untold" and his musical journey.