Artist Profiles: Salar Aghili

Salar Aghili

Salar Aghili is one of the leading Persian classical vocalists of his generation. He was born in Tehran in 1977, has studied under the guidance of Sediq Taarif and combined training in the vocal repertoire of the old tradition with the delicate contemporary style of master Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

As a young and distinguished vocalist, he gained attention internationally through his collaboration with musicians, composers and ensembles including the Tehran Symphonic Orchestra, the Iran National Orchestra and the Dastan Ensemble.

His extensive credits include prestigious music festivals throughout the world, and acclaimed recordings.

Discography:

Endless Ocean, with Dastan Ensemble (Network, 2008)
In the Name of the Red Rose: Iranian Classical Music, with Dastan Ensemble (Celestial Harmonies, 2010)
Whisperings, with Mezrab Ensemble and Hamid Motebassem (Celestial Harmonies, 2014)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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