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11/18/06

Loris Tjeknavorian to perform benefit concerts in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov.18 (ISNA)-The veteran Iranian music composer and conductor, Loris Tjeknavorian will perform concerts in Tehran along with three Austrian instrument players. (Nov.29-Dec.5)

The concert, accompanied by two Austrian pianists and a violinist, will be held in the amphitheatre hall of Mahak hospital in Tehran for six successive nights. These performances are for the benefit of children suffering from cancer

The concert is dedicated to classic pieces of music by Bach and Mozart along with Kurdish and Iranian sonatas. Tjeknavorian is also to perform pieces of music he has composed.

Loris Tjeknavorian (also spelt Cheknavarian, born 1937) is a contemporary Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor. He was born in Broujerd in the province of Lorestan, southwest of Iran and was educated in Tehran.

In the course of his career, Cheknavarian has made about 100 recordings (with RCA, Philips, EMI , ASV, etc.) and written more than 75 compositions (symphonies, operas, a requiem, Chamber Music, concerto for piano, violin, guitar, cello and bipa (Chinese lute), ballet music, choral works and an oratorio along with over 45 Film mosaics.

Cheknavarian also has conducted international orchestras throughout the world: in Austria, UK, USA, Canada, Hungary, Iran, Finland, former USSR, Armenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Denmark etc.

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