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Nick Dargahi has performed with Symphony Silicon Valley since its inception, and before that performed with the San Jose Symphony. As a freelancer, he has substituted with many local orchestras, including San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, Marin Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, Napa Symphony, Pippen's Pocket Opera, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, and the Modesto Symphony. He also was principal cellist with the Livermore Symphony, and has participated in the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshops, Hidden Valley Music Seminars, and many other summer music festivals.

Nick Dargahi received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Southern California, graduating summa cum laude, where he studied cello with Gabor Rejto. He also completed his Master’s of Music from San Francisco State University, studying both cello and conducting with Laszlo Varga. In addition to his musical studies, Nick Dargahi is also a Stanford University graduate, having earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, and works as a practicing engineer when not on stage.




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