جشنواره فرهنگی ادینبورگ


**There will be no music concerts during the 2018 Edinburgh Iranian Festival. Instead, we will have live Iranian music by local musician during the reception. Please see the information of this event below.**

Santur Recital
Date: Friday 23rd Feb 2018 
Time: 22:30 –23:00  
Venue: Filmhouse Cinema Café, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Entry: FREE for those attending the opening film, Israfil. See Film Page for details.  
Santur Recital by Peyman Heydarian, with Ali Rahmani on Persian percussions, featuring Persian and Kurdish music.



See below, for information on events held in the past (EIF 2017).


"Photo credit: Laurent Galbrun"

Iranian Classical Concert: Darya Dadvar in Collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Conducted by Amin Keshmiri
Date: Saturday 11th Feb 2017
Time: 20:00 –21:30 (doors open at 19:00)
Venue: Assembly Hall, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU
Ticket Price: VIP tickets £30 (Concession £25) ; Standard allocation £25 (Concession £20)
Box Office: Click here for online booking of VIP tickets via Kodoom, or click here for tickets via our Edinburgh Box office 
(A: Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St, EH1 2ED, T: 0131 228 1404)

Darya Dadvar is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer. She will be performing in Scotland for the first time as part of the 2017 Edinburgh Iranian Festival. Apart from singing in English, French, German, Italian and Persian, Darya performs in various native languages of Iran. A graduate of The National Conservatory in Toulouse, France, she earned her Diplôme d'Etudes Musicales in voice in June 1999, and, subsequently, completed a four-year professional course in the Baroque style at the Conservatory of Toulouse in 2000.


Arezoo Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2011 by Amin Keshmiri, the conductor of this orchestra. Amin played with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2014. All members of Arezoo Symphony are from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Their work includes Iranian Classical and Orchestral music such as compositions by Hossein Dehlavi, Majid Entezami, and Peyman Yazdanian.  Arezoo is a popular Iranian name meaning wish and ambition. Amin named the orchestra in the loving memory of his sister, Arezoo, who passed away in 2008 in Iran.


Iranian Music on Harp by Margaret Knight
Date: Thursday 9th Feb 2017
Time: 22:30
Venue: Filmhouse Café, 88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Entry: FREE Admission
(This is a free event for those attending the reception of the Iranian Film Season. See Film section for more details)

Margaret began her musical studies aged 18 and soon became a graduate and prize winner of the Royal Academy of Music, London, studying under Osian Ellis, David Watkins and later Tatiana Tauer in Russia.

Her performance at the reception of the Iranian Film Season will include classical and folk Iranian music, which have become one of her new potions.

Margaret has performed for the Russian Television in the winter palace of Peter-the-Great; in Japan for the Empress at the Soka harp festival, Tokyo; in North and South America; in Istanbul, Scandinavia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania . She was awarded the Anglo Norse Prize in 1996 and performed for the Yehudi Menuhin "Live Music Now" scheme, and in 2008 she was invited to Buckingham Palace for her services to British music. Here she was greeted by HRH The Queen. Margaret has also performed to Princess Diana, Phillip and Princess Ann. She is harpist for the Hebridean Princess luxury cruises.

To contact Margaret you can email her on: knightharps@yahoo.co.uk






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