Farhad Khosravi & Daniel Stadnicki

Santur & Percussion

Farhad Khosravi santur Daniel Stanwicki percussion concert

DANIEL Stadnicki

casual image of Daniel Stadnicki on percussion and Farnad Khosravi on santur

The earliest version of the santur dates back to as far as Babylonian stone carvings (669 B.C.) Now, Prairie Debut audiences have the opportunity to hear the evocative sound of this ancient Persian instrument performed in contemporary style that traverses time.

The long resonating tones of Farhad Khosravi’s santur weave naturally with the earthy sounds of Daniel Stadnicki’s percussion, creating a seamless musical journey. Their second collaborative album, Mosàfer, was released in August 2020 to critical acclaim.

Farhad and Daniel have performed in multiple venues and festivals in Edmonton including Royal Alberta Museum, Winspear Centre, Alberta Culture Days, Mile Zero Dance, and the Yardbird Suite.

La première apparition du santour remonte aux sculptures sur pierre babyloniennes (669 av. J.-C.) Désormais, le public de Prairie Debut a l’occasion d’entendre le son évocateur de cet ancien instrument persan joué dans un style contemporain qui traverse les époques.

Les longues tonalités résonnantes du santour de Farhad Khosravi s’entrelacent naturellement avec le son truculent des percussions de Daniel Stadnicki, créant un voyage musical sans accroche. Leur deuxième album collaboratif, Mosàfer, sorti en août 2020 a été acclamé par la critique.

Farhad et Daniel se sont produits dans de nombreuses salles et festivals à Edmonton, notamment au Musée royal de l’Alberta, au Winspear Centre, à la Fête de la culture de l’Alberta, au Mile Zero Dance et la Yardbird Suite.



2:00 pm | Sunday January 8, 2023
North Battleford SK | Dekker Centre

7:30 pm | Tuesday January 10, 2023
Moose Jaw SK | Mae Wilson Theatre

7:30 pm | Thursday January 12, 2023
Estevan SK | Estevan Arts Council

7:30 pm | Friday January 13, 2023
Yorkton SK | Yorkton Arts Council

7:30 pm | Thursday January 26, 2023
Chilliwack BC
Chilliwack Cultural Centre

7:30 pm | Saturday January 28, 2023
New Westminster BC | Anvil Centre 

7:30 pm | Friday February 17, 2023
Westlock AB | Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre Society

7:30 pm | Wednesday March 15, 2023
Leduc AB | McLab Centre

7:30 pm | Saturday March 25, 2023
Canmore AB | Artsplace Canmore

7:30 pm | Thursday April 13, 2023
Camrose ABJeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre


Friday October 14, 2022
Carman MB | Carman Active Living Centre

Dead Ends Music Festival
Friday March 18, 2022
Edmonton AB | McDougall Church


Friday August 26, 2021
St. Albert AB | Arden Theatre

“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) | Prairie Debut 2021-22 Artist

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.

> farhadkhosravi.com

Soundcloud > farhad-khosravi

Daniel Stadnicki (percussion) | Prairie Debut 2021-22 Artist

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.

> danielstadnicki.com