Performance Fundraiser with Nazanin Piri

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Posted by Nazanin PN on Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Nazanin Piri studied piano at the MHS Lübeck in the class of Prof. Manfred Fock. Masters studies at the International College of Music in Hamburg and in musicology at the Free University of Berlin followed. Her most important teachers include renowned pianists such as Maxim Philipov, Konstanze Eickhorst, Heidrun Holtmann, Jacques Ammon, Anthony Spiri, Herbert Wiedemann and Julia Hülsmann. Most recently she studied with Prof. Marisa Somma in Apulia.

In collaboration with the composer Friedhelm Döhl, she studied the “3 Ballads after Celan” and “Wenn die Stimme”, which significantly influenced her musical development. Since then she has performed his works regularly, most recently for the Verein für Neue Musik in “Unter der Pyramide” in Heilbronn.

Especially as chamber musician, she gives numerous four-hand concerts with the Divan Duo, specialized in contemporary music in Europe and the Middle East. Together they are in harmony with a total of four cultures from East and West and live out interculturality in music. Recently they performed for the composer group L’art pour L’aar Nazanins four-hand piece “Asir” and other works by J.-L. Darbellay, M. Hofer and H.E. Frischknecht as world premieres. She has also worked as a pianist for the Sargo Ensemble in 8 world premieres with the composers of Archebole in Lausanne and Yverdon-Les-Bains.

She received compositional commissions from the Berlin choreographer Modjgan Hashemian as part of a dance performance during the opening of an Emil Nolde exhibition in Berlin and at the same time took over the musical direction.

In 2011 she performed with the Iranian pianist Neda Navaee as a piano duo at festivals in Austria and Germany. Shortly after her piano recital at the Chile House in Hamburg in 2013, her first album was released by Veraphone.

As a second profession she plays with the Elias Nardi Ensemble, which regularly performs at jazz festivals such as “Naked Jazz” (Milan), “Jazz Nouveau” (Bucharest) and for the Ambria Jazz Festival in Italy. In 2015 she released her second album “Flowers of Fragility” for Analogy Records. She shared the stage with prominent musicians such as Max de Aloe, Daniele di Bonaventura, Ares Tavolazzi, F. Baggiani, Emanuele Le Pera, Max Pizio and Claudio Farinone. In 2017 they toured Germany with the legendary Italian jazz bassist Ares Tavolazzi. She was able to perform her own arrangements and compositions. She has been teaching piano at the Bern Conservatory since 2018 and worked recently with her class on contemporary works by the Bernese composers from “l’art pour L’aar” group. Last year she began her composition studies in the class of Prof. Daniel Glaus. For the 250th anniversary, she and the Divan Duo in honor of Beethoven will premiere her “4 Fragments on Beethoven” in the Great Hall of the Bern Conservatory with two pianos.

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