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'Sounds of Iran' at Vahdat

'Sounds of Iran' at Vahdat'Sounds of Iran' at Vahdat

An Iran-Italy joint concert will be held at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on August 10-12.

As the guest conductor, Iranian Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, 78, will conduct the 3-day event titled 'Suoni per l'Iran' (Sounds of Iran).

'Sounds of Iran' is among the international projects initiated by the World Youth Orchestra (WYO), founded in 2001 by Italian musician and conductor Damiano Giuranna. He is now the artistic director of the WYO, and has received the presidential medal from Italian President Sergio Mattarella for his international representations and realization of ideals of peace, brotherhood and youth.

Mattarella also praised Giuranna, for his efforts in the joint international orchestra 'Suoni per l'Iran', the Roudaki Foundation reported in its website

Tehran Symphony Orchestra led by Nassir Heydarian, 58, is collaborating in the concert. Further, the event will include a number of classes conducted by prestigious masters.

Damiano Giuranna, 52, born to a family of artists, completed his musical studies at the S. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome with distinction. He has been influenced by great directors such as conductor Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) and violist Bruno Giuranna, 82.

By establishing the World Youth Orchestra, Giuranna has offered the world a new idea of musical compositions. He has thus combined his dedication to music with his concerns about social causes.

The orchestra has toured Germany, Ireland, the US, Malta, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Turkey, Slovenia, Estonia among other countries.

Thanks to its social commitment, the WYO was nominated UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2002.