Acclaimed Iranian musicians are set to perform at the 11th edition of Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival in the Polish capital.
Musician and Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor, master of bass Santour Ali Bahrami-Fard and vocalist Alireza Qorbani will introduce Persian music in front of Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science on September 21, 2015.
Kalhor is known for his brilliant performances on the traditional string instrument, Kamancheh and creating a unique mixture of classical Persian music with folk tunes of the Kurdistan region in western Iran.
He has performed in many countries and alongside many world-renowned musicians and ensembles such as the string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. His works were also nominated for Grammy Awards in 2004.
In Warsaw, Kalhor will perform with Ali Bahrami-Fard, a master of the rarely-heard 96-string dulcimer. They released their joint album ‘I Will Not Stand Alone’ in 2012.
Alireza Qorbani is also one of the successful figures of traditional Persian music. Born in 1973, he has performed in numerous prestigious festivals across the world.
Founded in 2005, the Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival is one of the biggest events of such kind in Poland, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Organised by Stołeczna Estrada, the event has hosted 192 individual artists and groups from 61 countries over the past 9 years.
The festival also holds music workshops with world-class masters, as well as exhibitions, documentary screening sessions and a special program for children.
The 2015 Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival will run from September 21 to 27.