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Tjeknavorian to set up orchestra for his music academy

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian plans to establish an orchestra for his music academy in late Sept., he announced in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

The academy aims to find new gifted young musicians to teach accompaniment, to perform national and international repertoires, and to establish an international symphonic orchestra, he added.

According to Tjeknavorian, the volunteers will take an exam on Sept. 28 and 29 and the accepted are scheduled to finish the training period in a year.

"The selected members will be given the academy's honorary diploma and they will be invited to join the orchestra later."

He plans to make use of professional Iranian and foreign musicians to teach in the academy.

Tjeknavorian said although Iranian musicians are very talented, their group performances are weak since they seldom give concerts.

The composer expressed hope that the orchestra can overcome the weakness through holding weekly practices and monthly concerts in the other Iranian cities.

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