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Female Violinist’s Album Hits Market

Female Violinist’s Album Hits MarketFemale Violinist’s Album Hits Market

Violin player Niloofar Mohebbi has recently released her first instrumental album ‘From Covert to Infinity’.

Distributed by Taraneh Sharghi Cultural and Artistic Company, the album includes eight instrumental musical pieces, Mehr News Agency reported.

Mohebbi has played solo violin in all the electro-pop tracks. Also a musician and composer, she has produced all the eight pieces; renowned pop musicians Behnam Abtahi and Meysam Marvasti have also collaborated in the production of two pieces.

Mohebbi, now in her thirties, studied violin at Tehran Music School under the supervision of masters including Siavash Zahiroddini. She followed her academic studies in university in the same field and graduated in 2009. She also attended a master class in Armenia in 2004.

From a young age, Mohebbi has performed in orchestras and on stage. She has played for Tehran Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras as well as IRIB, Niavaran, Tehran Municipality and Bahman Cultural Center orchestras.

Her performances in Iran and abroad have been conducted by celebrated musicians Loris Cheknavarian, Ali Rahbari, Nader Mashayekhi, Shahrdad Rouhani and Arash Gouran.

As a violinist, she has collaborated with traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani in his concerts as well as his last album ‘Forough’ (Blaze) which was released last week.

In her first album, Mohebbi has not just played classical music but her performances include Turkish, Arabic, Persian folklore and even electronic music.

Two months ago, a music video, for one of the tracks in the album, named ‘Choopi’ was released online where she has shown her talent in playing a very fast-paced piece.

The piece has been composed based on an ancient Lori and Kurdish melody. ‘Choopi’ is in fact a type of Kurdish dance that is performed collectively by Kurdish and Lori people in western Iran.

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