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Baroque Concert at Tehran University

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The ensemble Baroque Music Atelier of Tehran is to perform a number of compositions by German baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) at the University of Tehran.

Tehran Art Gallery at the university’s College of Fine Arts will host the concert on May 24.

The performance starts at 5 pm by a trio of musicians. Pianist and harpsichordist Aydin Monem will play harpsichord. He learnt how to play the pipe organ and other old keyboards at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the UK.  

Violinist of the ensemble is Amir Hossein Norouz Nasseri, winner of the first prize at the 9th National Festival of Youth Music held in 2015 in Tehran.

Another instrument is the flute recorder to be played by Farhoud Biglar Beygi who is a music instructor since 2004.

The featured compositions are selected from Telemann’s sonatas and trio-sonatas. The pieces will be played at the pitch level of A-415, one of the prevalent pitches in baroque music, prior to the late 19th century. A baroque violinist may carry 4 different tuning forks or one handy android app, and a baroque flutist probably owns two or three different flutes at different pitches.

University of Tehran is located on Enqelab Avenue. Tickets are available at Tiwall (, a website for cultural events.

Baroque Music Atelier of Tehran is an Iranian music ensemble under the leadership of French-Iranian composer Christophe Rezai, 51, who lives in Tehran. The repertoire of the ensemble focuses on medieval and baroque compositions.


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