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Piano Recital to be Dedicated to AHMAD BATEBI


 ( - On 30th August 2008, Pejman Akbarzadeh will give a Persian piano recital at Cologne University in Germany. He has dedicated his performance to Ahmad Batebi, the symbol of pro-democracy movement of Tehran University students, who recently fled to the United States after nine years of imprisonment.



"This recital is my first performance after Ahmad Batebi's freedom." Pejman said. "I have always wanted to compose a piece for all who suffered during the 1999 student protests in Tehran, especially Ahmad Batebi, who spent the best years of his life in prison. But I did not have the chance to do so until now. His freedom was so unexpected and unbelievable to me that I was left with no time and concentration to compose a piece, so I decided to dedicate the entire recital to him."


Pejman Akbarzadeh's recital at Cologne University includes his arrangements from the works of 20th century Persian (Iranian) composers: Mostafa Kasravi, Javad Badizadeh, Anoushiravan Rohani, Parviz Yahaghi, Homayoun Khorram, Javad Maroufi, Shahrdad Rohani and Rouhollah Khaleghi.


In March 2008, for the first time in Amsterdam, Pejman performed a Persian piano recital. The sold-out concert at Bethanienklooster resulted in further invitations to perform in Germany and Canada.


In the coming months, Pejman will release a 90-minute documentary about the late singer Hayedeh.


- More information about the Event in GERMAN and PERSIAN.

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