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Iran hosts retrospective on Loris Tjeknavorian's music arts


Report by Press TV; photos by Milad Beheshti,

Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) has held a retrospective of works by the world-renowned Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian.

Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian

A number of Iran's leading music artists and cineastes attended the opening gala held on October 9.

"Tjeknavorian is a professional conductor who is well aware of his job. He is also a painter, a musician, or perhaps a filmmaker in the future," said Iranian composer Hushang Kamkar at the ceremony.

Tjeknavorian was also honored with the lifetime achievement award during the gala.

Tjeknavorian has made nearly 100 recordings and written more than 75 compositions, including symphonies, operas, requiems, chamber music, ballet music, concertos, choral works and an oratorio.

He has conducted international orchestras throughout the world in numerous countries including Austria, the UK, the US, Canada, Hungary, Finland, the former USSR, Armenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Denmark.

The literary opera, Rostam and Sohrab and the requiem Departed and the Survived are among his best-known works.

Tjeknavorian has received numerous international awards such as Austria's Cross of Honor for Science and Art First Class.

Iran music maestro Loris Tjeknavorian talks to Press TV

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