Events > Geneva Events > PARI ZANGANEH IN CONCERT BY SHABNAM REZAEI
The infamous Pari Zanganeh is scheduled to perform in Geneva's Salle Frank Martin at Collège Calvin this coming April. The two day concert has been organized courtesy of the L'Association Illa under the direction of Mojgan Endjavi. Ms. Zanganeh will be accompanied by Iranian painist Tannaz Rafiee and is expected to perform some of her classic favorites in this unprecedented event.
About Pari Zanganeh
Pari Zangeneh started her study of music at a very early age under the direction of legendary musical talents of Iran and soon sailed through the Iranian conservatory of music. Then she studied opera. To complete her studies in music and voice she traveled to Italy, Germany, and Austria. In the meantime, on one of her trips to Japan she studied flower arrangement at Ohara School and this led to the publication of her book of floral arrangement, IKBANA.
Unfortunately in 1971, as a result of an auto accident she lost her eyesight. This incident not only did not diminish her enthusiasm and passion for life and pursuit of excellence. It expanded the horizons of her imagination and God given talents.
More than anything she dedicated her life to be the living proof that physical impairment should not limit the scope of the power of imagination, inspiration, and innovation.
To achieve this goal Ms. Zangeneh dedicated her life, time and talent to help individuals with physical impairments. Through active participation in all activities designed to provide better understanding and provide better facilities and accommodations for physically challenged all over the world.
As part of this campaign, she utilized her heavenly voice by performing all over the world, including prestigious concert halls such as:
PALAZZAO BARBERINI, ROME
THE KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK CITY
HERBST THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE
HERCULES HALL, MUNICH
WILSHIRE EBELL THEATER, LOS ANGELES
ALSO IN JAPAN, AND MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD
She also performed as soloist, Beethoven Symphony # 9 with the Florida Symphonic Orchestra.
In addition, Pari Zangeneh has studied and researched folk music of many different countries, and through her magnificent performances has promoted friendship and cooperation and coexistence between people with different cultures and this has led to her being awarded The # 1 Medal of Work, the International Gold Medal for Voice, and The Title of Ambassador of Good Will. More recently she has been writing especially for children and youth. All of her writing has been translated into Braille.
Miss Zangeneh is an exceptional personality in the world of arts. In spite of her universal acclaim and fame she has remained as ordinary and common as the people she represents.
Her love for ordinary folks and their life stories, feelings, cultures and traditions has tapped into an enormous reservoir of cultural heritage. She has revitalized and preserved a wealth of melodious songs and stories that goes back to our ancestors.
She touches our hearts and souls when she performs. She brings to life the Unknown, Forgotten and Neglected generations that otherwise would never survived. Her music and songs are pure, simple, innocent and free of the invasion of modern way of life an