Founder & CEO
Mazdak is Founder & CEO of Avant Arte, the world’s largest online community of young art lovers and a platform that collaborates with leading contemporary artists to help make discovering and collecting their work accessible for a new generation.
Mazdak was the youngest person to be made a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music and spent six years performing with the National Youth Orchestra. He read English Literature at Oxford University before spending five years with Rothschild advising a range of companies on growth strategy, financing and IPOs. Mazdak joined the board of the leading online music broadcasting platform, Boiler Room, in 2013, where from 2014 he was Chief Operating Officer. He met Curtis Penning and Christian Luiten in 2017, joining them as Avant Arte’s third founder and its CEO the following year. Mazdak is also a Trustee of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the London Contemporary Orchestra.
NFTs have created a new infrastructure for producing and collecting art. This session brings together diverse voices in the art industry to understand the multifaceted and potentially disruptive...