Shahriyar Jamshidi

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Shahriyar Jamshidi
Shahriyar Jamshidi at Ontario Contact 2016.jpg
Shahriyar Jamshidi at Ontario Contact 2016
Background information
Born1971 (age 47–48)
Kermanshah, Iran
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsKamancheh
Years active1990–present
Associated acts
Websiteshahriyarjamshidi.com

Shahriyar Jamshidi (Persian: شهریار جمشیدی‎, Sorani Kurdish: شەهریار جەمشیدی‎) (born 1971) is a Kurdish Iranian Kamancheh player and composer.[1][2] His focus is mainly on Kurdish and Iranian music.

Life and education[edit]

Shahriyar was born in a Kurdish family in Kermanshah. Due to limitations following the Iranian Revolution in 1978, he was not able to study music until age 17. He received private music lessons under the supervision of Mahmoud Merati for two years before studying music at Tehran University of Art. In Tehran, he continued his music studies under various teachers including Ahmad Pejman, Houshang Kamkar, Ardeshir Kamkar and Taghi Binesh. He also worked under the directorship of the well known Kurdish Kamancheh player Mojtaba Mirzadeh.

Works[edit]

Award and residency[edit]

Discography[edit]

His most renowned works are:

  • Alvanati (2004), it is the Kurdish folk project. This cassette is the selected songs of the late Kurdish Bard singer "Yadollah Rahmani" with Kurdish-Persian traditional orchestra.[23]
  • Call of the Mountain (2008)[24]
  • A Yellow Flower (2014), this album is arranged for the Kamanche ensemble and vocals. It is the selection of Kurdish poet Abdulla Pashew's works. A Yellow Flower has dedicated to the people of Kobani.[25]
  • Kamancello (2017) is a duo, instrumental, improvisation music and first album of kamancello duo. The scope of Kamancello's creation ranges from soulful and emotive to incendiary and intense, and its sound has been described as being "totally entrancing.[26][27]
  • The Lullaby of a Nomad (2018), the Kamanche Solo album is representing sounds of Kurds from Kurdish modes in improvisation.[28]
  • Kamancello II: Voyage (2019)[29]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; McMaster University Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts at Concert Hall,L.R.Wilson Hall". Archived from the original on 25 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
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  11. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Ontario Contact". Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; 33rd World Conference of International Society for Music Education". Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Kamancello, Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal". Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; kamancello, Cello Biënnale Amsterdam". Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
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  16. ^ "Robert Franz, WSO Music Director, Windsor Symphony Orchestra".
  17. ^ "East meets west' musical duo improvs with Windsor Symphony Orchestra, CBC-Windsor".
  18. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Meet me in Tangier, CD baby independent music store". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Alex Lubet". Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Dr. Alex Lubet professor, composition at University of Minnesota School of Music". Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi awards and residency; World Conference Sponsor Delegate Award". Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi awards and residency; Banff Musicians in Residence". Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  23. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; CD baby independent music store". Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  24. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; CD baby independent music store". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  25. ^ ": رادیو زمانه، گلی زرد برای کوبانی". Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  26. ^ Alex Newto (7 December 2017). "KAMANCELLO". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 17 May 2019. …An artistic tour de force for both its creators, Kamancello's often stunning beauty belies its improvised nature.
  27. ^ John Schaefer (18 January 2018). "World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations". New Sounds (4069). Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  28. ^ Joe Taylor (11 March 2019). "shahriyar jamshidi kamancheh the lullaby of a nomad". Echo-10s and Dust. Retrieved 16 June 2019. … If you are the kind of quite soul that thrives on new sounds that come from within the spirit, you may have just have to discover this unique CD.
  29. ^ Adriana Ciccone (21 May 2019). "(((O))) REVIEW: KAMANCELLO – KAMANCELLO II: VOYAGE". Echo 10s and Dust. Retrieved 1 July 2019. … While listening to the album, I couldn’t help but be in awe. To think that this album was recorded live and completely improvised is quite an accomplishment and a testament to both Raphael and Shahriyar’s musicianship.

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