25 June - 21:00 - Roudaki Hall

Nilper Orchestra

“Nilper” means “Lotus” in ancient Persian language . It is a symbol of peace and friendship, an ancient approach of Iran towards all countries.
Nilper Orchestra was founded by Navid Gohari in 2004 for performing Contemporary Classical Music. The Orchestra’s continuous aspiration is performing art music of both Iranian and international contemporary composers, while – as the members of the orchestra – bringing together talented performers and rising artists living and working in Iran.
Since its establishment, the orchestra has performed regularly in seasonal programming, and in its 13th years of activity has performed 28 full concerts, performing 58 works in repertoire of contemporary music, 23 world or national premieres, and has hosted 10 soloists. Since 2008 Ehsan Tarokh has been responsible for orchestra’s managerial activities.
Nilper is focused on introducing and performing the rarity repertoire of high quality, observing international rules of Copyright and interaction with publishing houses, and invitation and hosting of established artists and soloists from around the world. These all mark the concept, philosophy, and the approach of the board of directors in Nilper Orchestra.


Nima Atrkar Rowshan Sketch for string orchestra (2019) * world premiere
Jeanne Strieder For what being I am for string orchestra (2019) * world premiere
Erkki-sven Tüür Insula Deserta for string orchestra (1989)


Kambiz Roshanravan Concerto for flute & string orchestra (1972)
Martyna Kosecka Concerto for clarinet, multipercussion & string orchestra (2019) ** world premiere

* Compositions dedicated to Nilper Orchestra
** Composition dedicated to its first performers, Barbara Borowicz, Bartosz Sałdan, Navid Gohari and Nilper Orchestra


Navid Gohari artistic director & principal conductor
Ehsan Tarokh executive director
Babak Kouhestani concertmaster
Kelariz Keshavarz flute
Barbara Borowicz clarinet
Bartosz Sałdan percussion

Violin I Pouya Dehlari, Mahsan Jobeiri, Pouya Eshghinejhad, Anita Vahedi, Ali Alizadeh, Mahsa Rostami
Violin II Farmehr Beyglou, Farnza Darouei, Sahar Nateghi, Marjan Firoozabadi, Siavash Jafari, Pejman Maleki
Viola Javid Panahi, Ali Yazdi, Pegah Fazeli, Niki Yaghmaei, Mahsa Rahmati
Violoncello Yasaman Koozehgar, Ali Aghajani, Golsana Shenasaei
Contrabass Farshid Patinian, Mohammad Alizadeh