Amsterdam Saturday, May 7, 2011
Darya Dadvar was born in Iran and is presently living in Paris.
“Her silky soprano is flexible as well as powerful, and she has a magnetic personality to help set her music on fire.” -- John Terauds, The Toronto Star
Darya started as an opera singer. She grew up in an artistic environment in Iran where her mother is a singer and director of the Marionette Theatre.
Darya received her "Diplome d'Etudes Musicales (DEM)" (Gold Medal) in voice in 1999 in France. She studied at the Conservatoire de Toulouse in France in 2000 and obtained a first class and Diploma of professional cycle in Baroque Style. Darya has a Master of Arts from the Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts de Toulouse
She has resided in Paris since 2001, engaged in a successful career as a soprano. She has attracted listeners from around the globe. One of her unforgettable performances was in Iran with the Armenian Symphony Orchestra, composed and directed by Loris Tjeknavorian, where she appeared as Tahmineh, in the tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
Darya creates her own music by combining the traditional music of Iran with European classical songs. Her unique talent in arranging Iranian music with jazz and blues elements, places her among top “World Music" Artists.
At times she combines different musical styles within one song, bringing historical periods together, crossing language and dialect barriers. Following her innate instincts she has created a new style of song and singing.
“Through art, I lift the boundaries.
Interpretation is not enough, and I only evolve when I create.”
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