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ARSHIA GHASRI

April 24, 2017
CANTUS ENSEMBLE
April 24, 2017

Arshia Ghasri (born August 8, 1996 in Tehran) is a contemporary classical composer, sound artist and pianist. Ghasri began his piano and composition studies at the age of 15 and received his diploma for solo piano performance at the Trinity College, London 2016. His musical development has been influenced in completely different ways by a succession of distinguished teachers, most notably Alireza Mashayekhi and Idin Samimi-Mofakham. Ghasri’s recording background and discography contains a large repertory of classical solo works, chamber music and songs. His recent activities are principally centralized on contemporary repertory, new interfaces for musical expression (NIME) and his own compositions. Ghasri has performed recitals as a soloist (also with ensembles) in Roudaki Hall, Tehran University and Austrian Cultural Forum. During 2014-16 he was advancing ascertainment in the field of musicology, specifically on the 19th century repertory. However, his current experimental research is based on the latest theories of the “sound wave and transmission musical system”. His contribution with Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Tehran Choir and Austro Iranian Symphony, is among his other figures.

PROGRAM

  • Alireza Mashayekhi Piano Sonata No.7, Op.248 (2015) – World Premiere
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