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Maestro Shajarian's 2012 U.S. Concert Tour

Source: Shajarian's website

Classical Persian Music Maestro Mohammadreza Shajarian, Accompanied by Shahnaz music ensemble, is holding a concert tour in US from April 19 to May 6, 2012. Shajarian will also hold workshops at Stanford and San Diego universities

Thu-19 Apr


John Hancock Hall


Fri-20 Apr

New York

Town hall

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Sun-22 Apr

Washington D.C.



Sat-28 Apr


Duke University

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Sun-29 Apr


Georgia Institute of Tech.

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Sat-5 May

Los Angeles



Sun-6 May


Flint Center

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WorkShops on “Developments in Classical Persian Music over the Last Fifty Years”, by Maestro Shajarian

Stanford University
Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113
Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 002
Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 002

San Diego University
Sun-8 Apr, UC San Diego PC Theatre, San Diego - Iranian Student Association (ISTA)

Mohammad Reza Shajarian
(born September 23, 1940 in Mashhad, Iran) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and Master (Ostad) of Persian music. A living legend of Persian classical music, Shajarian is also known for his mastery of Persian calligraphy and humanitarian activities.

Shajarian is considered as one of the most celebrated world music artists. His singing is widely believed to be technically flawless, powerful, and strongly emotional. In Persian classical Dastgah music, singing is the most difficult art to master and Shajarian is the embodiment of the perfect singer and a major source of inspiration. In 1999 UNESCO in France presented him with the prestigious Picasso Award, one of Europe's highest honors.

He studied singing at the early age of five under the supervision of his father, and at the age of twelve, he began studying the traditional classical repertoire known as the Radif. Shajarian started his singing career in 1959 at Radio Khorasan, rising to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing. Since then, he has had an illustrious career that includes teaching at Tehran University's Department of Fine Arts (among other places), working at National Radio and Television, researching Iranian music, and making numerous important recordings. The great ancient poets of Persia (Iran) have illustrated their feelings, senses and thoughts through poems. One can read, study and really enjoy these poems, but in order to feel the whole greatness one should just listen to the heavenly voice of Shajarian!

He studied with the great masters Esmaeil Mehrtash and Ahmad Ebadi, and learned the vocal styles of singers from previous generations, including Reza Gholi Mirza Zelli,Fariborz Manouchehri, Ghamar Molouk Vaziri, Eghbal Azar , and Taj Isfahani. He started playing the Santour under the instruction of Jalal Akhbari in order to better understand and perform the traditional repertoire, and in 1960, he became the pupil of Faramarz Payvar. He deployed inspired by the late master vocalist Gholam Hossein Banan. He studied under the guidance of master Abdollah Davami, from whom he learned the most ancient (songs). Abdollah Davami also passed on to Shajarian his own interpretation of the Radif.

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