Music duo Kosecka, Samimi touring Europe

November 25, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian composer Idin Samimi-Mofakham and his wife, Polish pianist Martyna Kosecka, are touring Europe.

The duo has arranged Zij, an audio-visual and multi-instrumental performance based on Iranian music and Islamic astronomical sciences, Samimi-Mofakham told the Persian service of Honaronline on Saturday.

Chang-e arjan, chang-e narsina and dozalleh, three Iranian instruments, and piano and saxophone are being used in the performances.

They embarked on the tour at Atrium Zizkov in Prague, the Czech Republic on November 20.

The program continued at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden, Germany on November 22.

The Krakow Music Academy in Poland hosted the duo on Friday and Saturday.

The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, the second-oldest music college in the world, will be the next stop for the group.

The tour will come to an end in Barcelona in mid-December.

Kosecka conducted Iran’s Nilper Orchestra at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on November 17 during a concert organized to mark the centenary of Poland’s independence.

Photo: Polish pianist Martyna Kosecka (L) and Iranian composer Idin Samimi-Mofakham in an undated photo. (Musicema/Amir Khameneh) 

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