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FeminEast Festival: Mojgan Shajarian & Shahrzad Ensemble

Unforgettable concerts targeting female voices from the Middle East in the Riksteatern concept, in collaboration with the World in the Concert Hall.

FeminEast Festival: Mojgan Shajarian & Shahrzad Ensemble

Unforgettable concerts targeting female voices from the Middle East in the Riksteatern concept, in collaboration with the World in the Concert Hall.

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Meet the Iranian musician and the artist Mojgan Shajarian, for the first time with the Shahrzad Ensemble string quartet. The program includes timeless works by Iranian composers and female poets.

Mojgan Shajarian has the music in the blood. She is the daughter of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the great maestro of Persian traditional music, and also her brother Mohammad Reza Shajarian is a musician. She has received her musical education from her father and other great singers like Hossein Alizadeh, but she also has university education in music.

The Shahrzad Ensemble is a string quartet consisting of four women, each with a master’s degree in classical music from Tehran’s Art University. The idea of ​​a whole female quartet can be seen as both unique and pioneering in Iran, where the presence of women in the music scene has been faced with difficulties and limitations over the past 40 years. In addition to playing classical pieces composed by international artists, Shahrzad Ensemble also focuses on the work of Iranian composers that they have performed with artists such as Homayoun Shajarian and the Brothers Pournazeri.

The Riksteater concept FeminEast Festival focuses on strong women in the theme initiative Voices of Change. Unforgettable concerts targeting female voices from the Middle East. Voices that can not be heard. Voices opposed to conquering the world and overthrowing structures. Get ready for a unique artist cavalry that spreads energy and strength.

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