The Estonian string orchestra conducted by Sigrid Kuulmann will perform a few pieces with Iranian Kamancheh player Hamid Reza Afarideh at the international section of the 30th International Fajr Music Festival.
The festival brings together Iranian and foreign artists and troupes together each year. The following is the translation of a report on the annual music event by Mehr News Agency on February 7:
Over the past few years, the orchestra which brings together 11 musicians and is led by Kuulmann has performed in different countries, namely Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Argentine and Uruguay. It has also taken part in a music festival in Brussels, the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo and a music festival in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, the International Oleg Kagan Music Festival in Germany, a music festival in Saint Petersburg in Russia, along with festivals in Finland and Latvia.
Sigrid Kuulmann has been trained by prominent maestros. He has recently become a professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
The 30th Fajr International Music Festival has been scheduled for February 13-20, 2015. The Fajr festival which is Iran’s most prestigious music festival includes national and international competition sections.
The annual event is attended by domestic and foreign artists performing different pieces in various categories among them International and Folk Music, Classical Music and Youth and Women’s Music.