Persian Music Concert

Event Name Persian Music Concert
Start Date 20th Aug 2017 6:15pm
End Date 20th Aug 2017 8:45pm
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes

The Persian Cultural Association of South Australia and Sarv Ensemble Australia have joined together to organise a music event. The Sarv Ensemble will tour Australia with seven international musicians from Iran, Canada and Australia.

The Sarv ensemble was primarily established in Australia in 2001 as a band of professional Iranian Musicians. This ensemble performed at various events, performance halls, theatres and festivals around Australia.

Sarv Ensemble’s first performance was shaped by Salar Ayoubi (local Canberra musician from Iran) in July 2013 at the Australian National University followed by a successful tour around Australia in August 2013 and February 2014.

The band invited Maestro Majid Derakhshani from Iran in 2014 to perform in Australia and again is pleased to have Maestro Derakhshani back in Australia to perform in their August tour.

Maestro Majid Derakhshani and Maestro Mohammadreza Shajariyan first visited Australia with Shahnaz Ensemble in 2009. He is presently active and has played a considerable role in introducing and shaping young talented musicians to the music community in Iran. He is a known figure for his work in leading and introducing female musicians and singers, providing them with an opportunity to share their talent with other members of the community, something that they are not allowed to showcase publicly in their home country.

Maestro Majid Derakhshani lived in Germany for 20 years after the 1978 revolution in Iran. He then returned to Iran in 1998. After his return to Iran he produced an album with Maestro Mohammadreza Shajariyan (Dar Khial), which reached the highest sales in the Iranian music market for over 3 years. In the past 20 years, he has recorded over 150 music albums.

Derakhshani has performed in many countries around the world and has actively been engaged in many musical projects with musicians from diverse backgrounds.

Maestro Majid Derakhshani was banned from leaving Iran for a number of years for his work with solo female singers and introducing them to the music industry. Maestro Majid Derakhshani is still under restrictions in Iran and cannot have public performances until further notice. He uses social media and YouTube to talk and stay in touch with his fans around the globe.

After he was banned from leaving Iran, media around the world criticised the Iranian Government for their decision.

PCASA is pleased to announce that Sarv Ensemble including Maestro Derakhshani and six other amazingly talented male and female musicians will be performing a live concert in Adelaide on Sunday 20 August 2017 (Brighton Art Centre – Concert Hall, 305 Brighton Road, Brighton).

Sarv will perform a variety of classic, folk and contemporary music from Persia.


Further information is available on the Persian Cultural Association of SA Facebook page.