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 46–47)
Kermanshah, Iran
GenresKurdish Music
Traditional Iranian Music
Occupation(s)Kamancheh player and Composer
Years active1990–present

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.


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.


Award and Residency[edit]


His most renowned works are:

  • Alvanati (2004) [15]
  • Call of the mountain (2008) [16]
  • A Yellow Flower (2014): This album was the Kamanche chamber ensemble and the selection of Kurdish poet Abdulla Pashew's works which was dedicated to the people of Kobani.[17]
  • Kamancello (2017) [18] is a duo, instrumental, improvisation music and first album of the KAMANCHELLO [19]. 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.
  • The lullaby of A Nomad (2018): The Kamanche Solo album is representing sounds of Kurds from Kurdish modes in improvisation. [20]



  1. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi bio; The Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto".
  2. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi bio; Shahriyar Jamshidi's website".
  3. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Farabi Hall".
  4. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Dilan ensemble".
  5. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Improvised Music".
  6. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Improvised Music".
  7. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Tirgan 2013".
  8. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Tirgan 2015".
  9. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Kamancello, Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal".
  10. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Dilan ensemble, Youtube".
  11. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Meet me in Tangier, CD baby independent music store".
  12. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Ontario Contact".
  13. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi workd; McMaster University Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts at Concert Hall,L.R.Wilson Hall".
  14. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; Banff Musicians in Residence".
  15. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; CD baby independent music store".
  16. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi works; CD baby independent music store".
  17. ^ ": رادیو زمانه، گلی زرد برای کوبانی".
  18. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi discograhies; Band-camp independent music store".
  19. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi discographies; Kamancello".
  20. ^ "Shahriyar Jamshidi discography; CD baby independent music store".