premiere of Concerto for "Baluch" by
Mehdi Hosseini, to be performed June
for Contemporary Music of "St-Petersburg Composers Union" Director Georgy
Firtich has programmed the present season to foster a type of cultural
understanding that stands as a marked contrast of the Russian government.
premiere of Concerto for Baluch ,Which utilize folk music material from "Sistan
and Baluchestan" by Persian composer Mehdi Hosseini offers further evidence that
music provides an opportunity to broaden the audience's perspective and create
an atmosphere of openness to the plight of others. It will be performed by
musicians from the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Philharmonia and directed by
St. Petersburg-based American conductor Brad Cawyer.
Hosseini was born in 1979, in Tehran, where he studied music theory, Persian
music and composition with Farhad Fakhredini. He later completed his Bachelors
and Masters degrees in Composition at Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in St.
Petersburg, Russia. There he studied composition with Alexander Minatsakanian
and afterwards took a postgraduate course with the composer Sergei Slonimsky and
conducted research on Eastern music with Professor Tatiana Bershadskaya. Apart
from his education in Russia, Mr. Hosseini has also been a student of the
composer Nigel Osborne.
demonstrated his creative capabilities as a composer and his research abilities
as a ethnomusicologist and theorist. Hosseini has written symphonic music and
chamber orchestra pieces for ensembles and soloists in various compositional
genres. At its core, his music reflects his on-going research into the
astonishing variety of Persian regional folk music and, in particular, the
structure of Magham music. His music achieves a subtle fusion of contemporary
composition and ancient Persian musical traditions which can be heard in his
Quartets, which utilize folk material from Northern Khorestan and Bakhtiari; his
Symphony of Monody, which is based on Lorestan songs; and his 2008 Concerto for
String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra, which finds its source in the Magham of
southeastern region of Torbate-jam.
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