Please join us for a performance by musician Sahba Motallebi.
Sahba Motallebi is a graduate of the Tehran Conservatory of Music, where she mastered playing Tar and Setar, under the instructions of Fariborz Azizi, Hossein Alizadeh. She continued her education in Composition at the Conservatory of Saint Petersburg, Russia. For a comparative study of Persian and Turkish music, she attended the RGS University of Turkey.
For 4 successive years (1995-1998), Sahba was awarded as the best Tar player in the Iranian Music Festival.In 1999 she joined the Iranian National Orchestra.
She has been traveling extensively around the world, performing in major concert halls with some of the most renowned international musicians.
She now resides in California, where she teaches Tar and Setar.
Update: Performing with Sahba tonight will be:
Bahram Osqueezadeh is a multi-instrumentalist and specialist on the santur who trained in Tehran under the direction of greatest masters of time such as Maestro Payvar and Meshkatian. He received his Ph.D. in music composition from UC Santa Barbara, MFA from UC Irvine, and BA from the University of Tehran. He is a gold award winner at the Fajr Festival and a multiple Corwin Metropolitan Theater first-prize winner. He is recognized as a gifted composer and a virtuoso Santur player, a visionary arrenger and an effective studio musician. He has produced many albums most of which in Tehran. His compositions range from symphony orchestra to electronic music and traditional regional ensembles. He has toured Iran, Europe, and the United States. www.osqueezadeh.com
Faramarz Amiri is a percussionist and plays the tombak and daf. He was trained under such masters as Eftekhari and Samavati while studying music at the Tehran Conservatory of Music. He is also well trained in ensemble and duet playing, and had the honor to perform together with Masters Majid Derakhshani and Jamal Samavati.