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12. Iranian Classical Songs

11 October 2020, 21:55 - 23:00



To bring today to a close, we are delighted to welcome ensemble 'The Voice of Santur', comprising voice and three instrumentalists: qanun, violin, and tabla. They perform a number of settings of Hafez, both traditional and contemporary; a very special event not to be missed.

This concert will be streamed completely live from the Holywell Music Room. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again (using the same ticket and link) until 1 November 2020. Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.


Artist Portrait

Salar Asid

Salar Asid

Violinist

Salar Asid is an accomplished violinist who plays Middle Eastern and Western Classical music. Salar has participated as a violinist in more than 60 albums, both as a soloist and a composer for various artists, singers and orchestras. He has recorded music for a number of film and TV programs and video clips on youtube. Salar began playing the violin at an early age and has since gone on to attain an MA in music and teach in a number of countries in the Middle East and Europe. He is the founder of a few bands and orchestras in his motherland,... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Saara Hasan

Saara Hasan

Singer

Saara Hasan sings classical and folk music from diverse traditions. She has a particular interest in the music of Andalusia, and the cultural exchange at that time. She regularly performs at interfaith and charitable events with her acapella group Sacred Sounds. Originally from India, Saara was drawn to Persian music through her love of poetry, and is singing this evening as a guest with The Voice of Santur.
Artist Portrait

Sulaiman Haqpana

Sulaiman Haqpana

Tablaist

Sulaiman Haqpana, was born in Afghanistan in 1986 in an enlightened and educated family. He, along with his family, migrated to Pakistan when religious intolerance emerged in Afghanistan. Sulaiman completed his school in Peshavar and learned to play the tabla in ustad Ehsans Erfan’s musical academy. He continues to learn the tabla with different ustads and gurus. After finishing school and a Business Diploma college in Pakistan, he returned to Afghanistan to work for IRC (International rescue committee) as a programme Manager. He th... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Behrouz Rahimian

Behrouz Rahimian

Qanunist

Behrouz Rahimian was born in Tehran and started to learn the santur with ustad Hejazi at an early age. Subsequently, he started to play the qanun and performed with several Iranian vocalists.
Artist Portrait

Peyman Heydarian

Peyman Heydarian

Santurist

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Dr. Peyman Heydarian is an award-winning computer scientist and santurist. Peyman learned Persian music under the supervision of music masters, such as Mojtaba Mirzadeh and Pashang Kamkar. His main instrument is the santur. He developed his own performance style and adopted innovative tuning systems and techniques to play a multi-ethnic repertoire on the instrument. Peyman has taught music and signal processing courses at different universities and has established and presided over a number of musical societies and band... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Connections Across Time - A Brief History of Song

Over a packed eight days, world-class artists including Benjamin Appl, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams will present some 40 concerts and events, from venues across Oxford and completely live. From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to enjoy these concerts live-streamed in the highest quality. We’ll be exploring every possible advantage of this temporary ...

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