Afshin Ardalan

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Introduction 

Persian classical music. Afshin's performance has a rare approach to Middle Eastern music,  flavored with a western music influence, which reminds us of the origins of the guitar. Afshin is among renowned instrumentalists of his generation in Persia and Finland.

Afshin began playing guitar with his self made guitar in Persia in 1996 while he was a setar player in Shiraz youth orchestra. He had a few lessons with K. pourmoghaddam in Tehran. In a few years, he had his debut in Shiraz and Tehran. Simultaneously he participated in Lily Afshar's master classes held in Iran. He left to Finland to study guitar performance at the Lahti Polytechnic with Juha Johansson. He is currently a postgraduate student in Koblenz International Guitar Academy, Germany studying under the guidance of Hubert Käppel.

Selection of past performances:

Fadjr Theater Festival Theater Music (1995 Tehran), Shiraz Theater festival (1996 Shiraz), Azargoon Youth Orchestra (1996-1999), Guitar & Setar Soloist Violin & Guitar Duo (1997 Shiraz), Andishe Theater Guitar Recitals: Aftab Theater (1995 Shiraz), Hafez Hall (1996, 1997, 2005, 2007 Shiraz), Shafagh Hall (2003 Tehran), Mahoor Music Ins. (2005-2007 Shiraz), Roudaki Hall (2007 Tehran), Ristinkirkko (2009 Lahti), Wanha Teatteri (2009 Lahti)

Afshin Ardalan (Iran) - classical guitar

Technical Information 

The performance can last for more than one hour if requested. Ampilification is not necessary.