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Iran's Alizadeh honored with Asian World Music Award

Date: 3 June 2017

Iranian musician Hossein Alizadeh received Asian World Music Award from World Music Center.

The foundation working as world music center commemorates artists who connect their countries with other parts of the world, especially Asian countries.

According to YJC, Alizadeh is an Iranian composer, radif-preserver, researcher, teacher, and tar and setar instrumentalist and improviser, described by Allmusic as a leading Iranian classical composer and musician.

He has made numerous recording with prominent musicians including Mohammadreza Shajarian, Shahram Nazeri, Majid Khalaj and Djivan Gasparyan. He is a member of the musical group, Masters of Persian Music.

Alizadeh was born in 1951. As a teenager he attended secondary school at a music conservatory until 1975. His music studies continued at the University of Tehran, where his focus was composition and performance. He began postgraduate studies at the Tehran University of Art. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, he resumed his studies at the University of Berlin, where he studied composition and musicology.

Alizadeh plays the tar and setar. He has performed with two of Iran's national orchestras, as well as with the Aref Ensemble, the Sheyda Ensemble, and Masters of Persian Music. In Europe, his first professional performance was with the Béjart Ballet Company's orchestra in a performance of a Maurice Béjart ballet called Golestan.

Source: Iran Daily