Behnoosh Behnamnia

Kamancheh, Violin, Composer

Behnoosh Behnamnia is a professional musician who was trained extensively in her native Iran, studying under world-renowned masters of both Kamancheh and violin. These related stringed instruments express a deep cross-cultural understanding of music, that is firmly rooted in Persian traditions as well as its modern and contemporary sounds. Behnamnia has extensive experience as a music teacher and is currently an instructor at the University of Kurdistan (Iran). She has performed as a soloist and with ensembles in Iran and the Netherlands.

Behnoosh BehnamNia(1988, Tehran, Iran)

BA and MA in Iranian Music Performance from Fine Arts Faculty, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Learned Violin with Maestros: Asadollah Malek, Siavash Zendegani, Masoud Hassankhani
Learned Kamancheh with Maestros: Saeed Farajpouri, Ardeshir Kamkar,
Darvish-Reza Monazzami. Also, learned Iranian Traditional repertoire(Radif) by Great Maestros: MohammadReza Lotfi and Daryoush Talaei

Over 20 years experience as a Violin and Kamancheh player and a composer by performing in many concerts as a soloist as well as in cooperation with great masters of Iranian music in various countries. Also cooperates in different albums as a player.

Won the first level prize in playing Kamancheh in 6th Youth Music Festival in Tehran, Iran, 2007

Founder of Eastern Sunrise Ensemble 2022, Toronto, Canada

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