“The duo’s hybrid of Persian and western music blends rapid tempos and dense ornamentation with a melodic pattern similar to poetry. To the Canadian ear, the music sounds exotic, romantic and haunting.”
Review of Khosravi & Stadnicki | St. Albert Today
PHOTO CREDITS | Janelle Dudzic Photography
Farhad Khosravi | Santur
Edmonton-based composer and santur player Farhad Khosravi has been described by the Calgary Herald as “musical in every way, … combining fine improvisational qualities with his command of the instrumentally attractive, melodically alluring sounds of his santur.”
Khosravi expands the genre of his Iranian classical music roots, merging new textures of percussion with Western cello and violin to create a modern mélange of East and West. His first album, Sleeping in Sorrow, was received with critical acclaim and Khosravi received a nomination for World Artist of the Year at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards.
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Daniel Stadnicki | Percussion
Award-winning percussionist, music scholar, and educator Daniel Akira Stadnicki specializes in adapted drum kit practice. Based in Edmonton, he has performed across North America and Northern Europe, including the Stockholm Jazz Festival, the Dawson City Music Festival, WOMEX in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Sound Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Stadnicki recently completed his PhD studies in Music at the University of Alberta and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.