Amir Farid (Persian: امیر فرید) is an American-born Iranian-Australian classical pianist and chamber musician based in Melbourne. He is also the pianist member of Benaud Trio as well as the principal accompanist for the senior performing ensemble of the Australian Children's Choir.
Amir Farid was born in Palo Alto, California. He is the son of the celebrated Iranian theatre and film artist Manouchehr Farid (منوچهر فرید). Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Manoucher Farid left Iran for the United States. Later the family emigrated to Australia.
Amir Farid studied with Professor Ronald Farren-Price at University of Melbourne, from 1995 until 2004 when he graduated with Honours. Between 2003 and 2005 he attended the Australian National Academy of Music, where he worked with Geoffrey Tozer, Rita Reichman and Timothy Young.
In 2006 he won the first prize of the Australian National Piano Award. In 2007 he was given the Encouragement Award at the 2007 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition. In the same year he won the Geoffrey Parsons Award, the only competition in Australia that focuses entirely on the art of piano accompaniment.
He is married to the oboist Annabelle Badcock.