Oh, music is the meat of all who love,
Music uplifts the soul to realms above.
The ashes glow, the latent fires increase:
We listen and are fed with joy and peace
With a deeply rooted culture and civilization that spans over more than two millenniums, Persians as a community both inside and outside their motherland have greatly contributed to the Arts and intellectual emancipation of their contemporaries. Paradoxically the turmoil's of history and exile have also enriched an introspection on ourselves as a community and on our responsibility as Artists, Writers or Intellectuals as well as citizens of our country of adoption to play a part in a dialogue of civilizations so necessary in our tormented World. It is to respond to the growing desire of not only recognition but also encouragement of Persian Artists, Writers and people of culture Worldwide as well as that of their colleagues in their new country of adoption that The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM® took an unprecedented initiative to support, develop, and promote the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, and benefiting the public. Thus it has created the Golden Persian Lioness Awards® which is in its second year of existence has no other ambition than to encourage and promote men and women who through their work subscribe to the humanistic values and love of beauty so dearly cherished by our great Persian poets through the ages.
The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM® is proud to announce that this years recipient Awardees will pay tribute to three generations of Musicians whose work is a source of continued inspiration and admiration.
The board of governors and by authority of the same on recommendation of the Academy, hereby confirm the nomination of :
An Award of Excellence in MUSIC Category
(Classic Music Best Soprano Performer)
Special Tribute to the late André Aminollah Hossein (1905-1983)
Western Music is
inseparable from his Iranian roots says Alexander (Ali) Rahbari. The famed Music
studied violin and composition with Rahmatollah Badiee and Hossein Dehlavi at
the Persian National Music Conservatory. From the age of 17 he was a violinist
at the Fine Arts Administration Orchestra, No. 1 (conducted by H. Dehlavi).
After receiving his violin diploma from the National Conservatory he won a
scholarship from the Persian Ministry of Culture and Art and moved to
months after his return to
this time Rahbari, in co-operation with some young Persian musicians,
1977 he immigrated to
1979 was the most important year in Rahbari's career. He was invited to conduct Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1980 Salzburg Easter Festival became Karajan's assistant.
From 1988 to 1996 Rahbari was the principal conductor of the Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra and after that became music director of Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2005, Maestro Rahbari was invited to
to a violinist from
Aminollah André Hossein, is a French
composer of Persian origins Born 1905 in
was Persian and his father was one of Qafqaz immigrants to
As a composer, Hossein was much inspired by traditional Persian music, and most of his works demonstrate this intellectual preoccupation. He knew the taar very well and could be considered one of the great taar players of his time. He began playing this instrument, ancestor to most string instruments, as a child, and later composed several works for it. He was a fairly prolific composer and was generally acclaimed by the critics. He also composed some twenty film scores, mostly for films directed by his son, Robert Hossein, the French actor and director. In 1947 He finished his famous project, Persepolis Symphony. In 1951 he made a symphony on Khayyam poems. By an irony of fate and destiny his these compostions will be used this September by his son Robert Hossein in a grand spectacle Ben Hur at the Stade de France which will also mark the 101 anniversary of the late André Aminollah Hossein.
She is certainly THE music
revelation of this year in the Iranian community abroad. Born in
is a classically
trained a degree in Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Monika has been a
performer on stage and film since the age of 12. Her performances have taken her
The 2nd Annual Persian
Golden Lioness Awards® will be held in
The Hosts : Prof. M. Dorbayani, PhD and Dr. Marjan Abdi, PhD
the Founders of The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM®
And Directors of the International Further Studies Institute-IFSI® www.ifsi.hu
The Persian Golden Lioness Awards® will be conferred out in three major categories including the Arts (Dramatic Arts, Fine Arts, and Music), Literature (Novels, Short stories, Poetry, Lyrics, and Play-writing) and Media (News TVs, Radios, Websites, Magazines, Media Productions). Last year's award recipients included agencies such as Voice of America – VOA® and BBC® as well as legends such as Houshmand Aghili, Muhammad Heidari, Akbar Golpayegani, Sattar, Behrouz Vossoughi and Masoud Assadolahi were honored.
Author's Notes :
Special thanks to Mr. Nima Kiann founder of Les Ballets
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, writer and film Editor of Namak Cultural Magazine in LA/USA. He operates as
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