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Iranian American Event in New York: “A Spring Voyage to Celebrate Iranian and American Fusion”

Persian Arts Festival is proud to announce its 9th annual Nowruz celebration, Night of Melodic Wanderlust, a spring voyage to celebrate Iranian and American fusion, MC’ed by comedienne Susan Peret, featuring Persian-Americana rock from three of the city’s hottest bands. … Continue reading

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Keyhan Kalhor: Iranian music maestro and former Grammy awards nominee to perform in the US and Canada

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Iranian musician and Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor along with Indian sitar maestro Shujaat Husain Khan is slated to perform in New York, Boston and Irvine The duo is planning to present their program accompanied…

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Hafez Nazeri – The Iranian musician who took ancient Persian poetry to the top of the U.S. charts

Arriving in New York City at the age of 19 to study music, Hafez Nazeri knew he wanted to do big things. Now, little more than a decade later, the young Iranian classical composer is riding high with a chart-topping … Continue reading

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Faegheh Atashin aka Googoosh awarded and very popular Iranian singer and actress

Faegheh Atashin born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran / Iran also known by her stage name Googoosh  is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety … Continue reading

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Morteza Hannaneh awarded Iranian composer

Morteza Hannaneh (Persian: مرتضی حنانه) (March 1, 1923 – October 17, 1989) was a well-known Persian (Iranian) composer. Hannaneh studied composition in Italy and established Farabi Orchestra in Radio Tehran in 1963s. He won the first prize of “Tribune international … Continue reading

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André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and tar soloist

André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov was an Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and a tar soloist residing in France. While in Germany  he attended a music academy in Stuttgart and the Berlin Conservatory from 1934 to 1937. Works : In … Continue reading

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Heshmat Sanjari conductor of Tehran Conservatory Students Orchestra

conducting Tehran Symphony Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin 1967 Heshmat Sanjari (1918 – January 4, 1995) (Persian: حشمت سنجري‎) was a well-known Persian (Iranian) conductor and composer.studied violin at the Tehran Conservatory of Music under Serge Khotsief and Conducting at the … Continue reading

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Ali (Alexander) Rahbari Iranian composer and conductor

Ali (Alexander) Rahbari (Persian: علی رهبری‎) is an Iranian (Persian) composer and conductor, who has worked with more than 120 European orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in Tehran in 1948, Rahbari studied violin and composition at the Persian National … Continue reading

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She was born in Vienna, but she’s Iran’s first female conductor

She was born to Iranian parents and visited Iran frequently. “In my heart I feel quite Iranian,” she says. … Being brought up in an Iranian family meant that she was familiar with the language and culture, but that didn’t make … Continue reading

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Christian Composer and Coductor Loris Tjeknavorian – one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Iran

Loris Tjeknavorian (also spelled Cheknavarian, Armenian: Լորիս Ճգնավորյան; Persian: لوریس چکناواریان‎, born 13 October 1937) is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor. He is one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Armenia and Iran. … As a composer Tjeknavorian … Continue reading

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Mehdi Hosseini Bami – Iranian componist

  Mehdi Hosseini Bami (born July 10, 1979,in Tehran,  is a Persian composer of contemporary classical music Hosseini received his Masters degree and Doctor of Music degree (DMA) in Composition from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. … Continue reading

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Darya Dadvar Iranian soprano soloist and composer living in Paris, France.

Darya Dadvar, (born 1971 in Iran) is an accomplished Iranian soprano soloist and composer living in Paris, France. Darya grew up in an artistic environment in Iran. Her mother is a singer/director of the Marionette Theatre. In 1991, she left … Continue reading

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Ramin Djawadi – Iranian-German composer of the title music of “Game of Thrones” and Grammy nominee

Ramin Djawadi (Persian: رامین جوادی‎; born July 19, 1974) is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for film and television. Djawadi may be best known for his Grammy-nominated, guitar-driven score for Iron Man and Pacific Rim and for the TV … Continue reading

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Sormeh – Successful Austrian trio with two Iranian women in the European World Music Charts.

It certainly does not happen every day that Austrian bands hit the international charts. … This month the trio Sormeh have claimed the No.12 spot on the European World Music Charts. … Sormeh is a talented group of three musicians … Continue reading

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First Annual Bita Prize for Young Persian Artists Awarded To Pianist Dena Taherianfar

Dena Taherianfar was born in Tehran, in November of 1996. She began taking lessons in piano when she was six. Her first teacher was Mrs. Shohreh J. Ghajar. Dena gave her debut concert in the renowned Roudaki Concert Hall of … Continue reading

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