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Musicians from 13 countries to perform at Fajr festival
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TEHRAN -- The 29th Fajr International Music Festival will host performances by seven ensembles and a number of musicians from 13 countries.
 
The ensembles and musicians are from Armenia, Austria, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Russia and seven other countries, the director of the international section of the festival, Behzad Seddiqi, said in a press conference on Monday. 
 
They will give 13 concerts during the festival, he added.
 
The festival aims to bridge the gap between various generations of musicians in order to reach a dynamic interaction among the members of the great family of music, the secretary of the festival Hossein Riahi said.
 
Over 1500 musicians will give performances during the festival, the executive secretary of the festival Ali Torabi said in the conference.
 
The festival will be held in Tehran and the provinces of Golestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan, and Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, he added.
 
He said that 50 young musicians will give performances in the Brilliant Talent Section of the festival.
 
The festival will host a Dutch quartet led by pianist Wolfert Brederode, which will perform at the Eyvan-e Shams Hall on February 13.
Nine female-fronted Iranian ensembles are also scheduled to give performances at the festival. Only women will be allowed to attend the concerts.
 
The 29th Fajr International Music Festival will be held from February 13 to 20.
 
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