Iranian santur player wins Rob Schultz Junior Scholar Award

February 17, 2019

TEHRAN – London-based Iranian santur player and composer Saeid Kordmafi has won the Rob Schultz Junior Scholar Award in Greece.

Kordmafi received the award for his article “Iqa: a Canon to Respect or Break? The Dichotomy between Rhythm Making Strategies in Composition and Improvisation in Classical Music of the Arab Mashriq”, the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, where Kordmafi is a member, announced in a post on its Facebook page on February 7.

Established in 2016 in memory of the co-founder of the journal Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM), the biennial award is given to graduate students and young scholars for the best paper, which is presented to the AAWM journal.

Kordmafi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Music at SOAS, University of London.

His winning article was delivered at the AAWM 2018 conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, and will be published in a forthcoming issue of the AAWM journal.

Photo: Saeid Kordmafi in an undated photo. 


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