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Iranian Violinist to Perform at Austria Summer Festival

Iranian Violinist to Perform at Austria Summer FestivalIranian Violinist to Perform at Austria Summer Festival

A young Iranian violinist Amin Ghafari has been invited by the Austrian Academy of Allegro Vivo to perform at their 38th summer festival.

Considering the high standards of the Allegro Vivo set by experienced artists and lecturers, “I think the international event is a good experience for me,” Ghafari told Mehr News Agency.

Ghafari is a member of Iran’s National Orchestra and Tehran Symphony Orchestra, and is appreciative “of the high value of participating in international events and festivals.”

Last summer, he participated in Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition in Armenia, and had a successful performance at the event seen “as a proving ground” for musicians.

This summer (August 5 – September 18), he will join artists from across the globe at the Academy of Allegro Vivo. The academy is founded and directed by Austrian composer, violinist and conductor Bijan Khadem Missaq, 68.

“The participating artists serve as renowned juries at many prestigious music festivals in the world. Thus, it is a great honor for me to participate in the academy’s festival as an Iranian violinist,” Ghafari said.

The repertoire he is going to play includes Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D minor and Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A major for violin and piano. Rondo Capriccioso in A minor by Camille Saint-Saens and Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate are other compositions of the repertoire.

Ghafari is the manager of Pasargad Orchestra established in 2013 by him and Mehdi Panahi, another young violinist.

The theme of Allegro Vivo 2016 is ‘New Horizons’ and the festival will be held in Waldviertel in the northwestern region of Austria where the magnificent architecture of historic towns, renaissance castles, fortresses and baroque abbeys provide the setting for over 50 concerts.