Badiyi Ensemble is going to perform in Oldenburg city, Germany. The concert that has been organized by 'Olden Folk' will take place at 'Neues Gymnasium Oldenburg' on October 25th, 2008 at 8:00 PM.
Badiyi Ensemble led by maestro Rahmatollah Badiyi, composer, violin and kamancheh player, will perform in two parts to present the beautiful music of Iran. The first part will be the classical music of Iran in Dastgah-e-Esfahan and the second part will offer the folk songs of different different regions of Iran such as folk music of Dezful, Kurdistan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Shiraz and Khorasan.
The vocalist of the ensemble is Parisa Badiyi, daughter of maestro Badiyi that herself is a great piano and violin player. The other members of the ensemble include Azita Mostowfi (santoor), Ahmad Anousheh (ney), Farzin Darabi Far (tar) and Peyman Nasehpour (tonbak).
Maestro Rahmatollah Badiyi, was born in 1936 in Kashan
, Iran. At the age of five, he began to play the ney, a persian flute and at age seven, he started playing violin.
At age eleven, he entered the Tehran Music Conservatory to study classical music. At that time he studied with the famous Abul-Hassan Saba who would be his mentor for the next five years.
He has collaborated with various national orchestras as a concert master and soloist and for more than twenty three years during this period he worked as a professor in the National Conservatory of Music in Iran's capital, Tehran. In addition to the violin, Badiyi plays the kamancheh and ghichak, both traditional stringed instruments of Iran.
He received an honorary doctorate from the Ministry of Art and Culture of Iran, the highest possible recognition for his work in music. Badiyi has carried out the editorial works of the threefold Radifs (repertoires) of Ostad (Master) Abol Hassan Saba.
He has also been involved in
supervising the transcription of the vocal Radif (repertoire) of Ostad Mahmood Karimi which has been done by Dr. Mohammad Taghi Masoudieh.
In 1979, Badiyi and his Family moved to the Netherlands. Before his retirement in 1999, he was a member of the Symphony Orchestra of the Northern States in Holland.
During his time in Holland he has participated in art festivals organised by various European radio and television stations. Currently, Badiyi regularly teaches to students from Holland, Germany and the surrounding countries.
Badiyi's editorial works for violin as yet are 1. Ráks, in mode Máhour 2. Dokhtarak-e-Zhoulideh, composed by Ali Naghi Vaziri 3. Áváz-e- Bayát-e-Kurd for Violin and Kamancheh.
For more information about maestro Badiyi and his daughter, please go to www.badiyi.com.