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Austrian Musicians Enthrall at Vahdat Performance

Austrian Musicians Enthrall at Vahdat PerformanceAustrian Musicians Enthrall at Vahdat Performance

Vahdat Hall hosted two renowned Austrian musicians Martin Harms and Michael Kahr, performing jazz and eastern pieces. They staged piano and wind instrument duets for Iranian enthusiasts, on Monday.

Michael Kahr opened the duet concert with his composition ‘Motion’, and Harms accompanied him on piano and bass clarinet. ‘Belmondo’ was his second piece, with Harms on the saxophone. They finished the performance to an ovation from the audience.

Their third piece was a repertoire. Harms welcomed the audience in Persian and introduced the first two pieces and invited his associate to say a few words. Kahr also hailed the gathering in Persian and appreciated Iranians’ enthusiasm for music, Honaronline reported.

The fourth was an Iranian musical piece on piano and bass clarinet, which enraptured the listeners. A piano and saxophone recital accompanied by electronic music on a computer, was also rendered.

The eastern music pieces were performed by Harms on flute and Kahr on piano. The concert ended with two other duets composed by Harms on piano, with the clarinet.

Performance over, the two instrumentalists left the stage but the encores from the audience made them return to stage another eastern repertoire.

The concert was attended by Reza Tajbakhsh, pianist and composer and Marjaneh Golchin, cinema, theatre and TV actress and music enthusiasts.

  The Musicians

Martin Harms, saxophonist, flutist and bass clarinetist was born in Munich, Germany. Later he moved to Vienna. He has held international concerts with well-known soloists Bob Brooke Meyer and Mark Murphy.

Mickael Kahr has a doctoral degree in musicology and is a music teacher at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz. He has performed with outstanding musician Gary Foster and also in 3 Iranian Sopranos (London, Vancouver) in 2008 and 2009, European-African Jazz Ensemble (Senegal) in 2001 and 2002, and other concerts.