Zarrina Mirshakar

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Zarrina Mirshakar (born 19 March 1947) is a Tajik composer. She was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, into the family of the national poet Mirsaid Mirshakar. She studied at Dushanbe Music College under Yuri Ter-Osipov from 1963–67 and at the Moscow Conservatory with Sergey Balasanian from 1967–74.[1]

After completing her studies, Mirshakar took a position in 1974 at the Mirzo Tursun-zade Institute of Art in Tajikistan, and in 1994 became a senior lecturer in orchestration and composition.[2]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • 2 pamirskiye kartinï (2 Pamir Pictures) for orchestra, 1973–4
  • Sinfonietta for strings, 1973–5
  • Kraski solnechnogo Pamira (The Colours of the Sunny Pamir), symphonic poem, 1982
  • Symphony no.1 for strings, 1991–3
  • Cantata (M. Mirshakar) for children's chorus, chamber orch, 1975
  • String Quartet, 1973
  • 3 pamirskiye freski (3 Pamir Frescoes) for violin, pianoforte, 1976–7
  • Sonata-poėma for clarinet, 1981
  • 24 muzïkal'nïkh bayta (24 Musical Bytes) for pianoforte, 1982
  • Sonata for oboe, 1987
  • Crescendo for violin, pianoforte, 1988
  • Respiro for violin, chamber orchestra, timpany, 1990
  • Romance for three flutes, 1992
  • 3 p'yesï (3 Pieces) for three violins, 1995
  • 6 p'yes (6 Pieces) for flute, clarinet, 1995
  • Nash Boki (Our Boki), film score (dir. V. Akhadov), 1972
  • BAM, film score (The Baykal-Amur Railway), 1988[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International who's who in classical music: Volume 22. Europa Publications Limited. 2006.
  2. ^ Greene, Frank (1985). Composers on record: an index to biographical information.
  3. ^ "Mirshakar, Zarrina". Retrieved 11 January 2011.