NuAeen with Mojgan Shajarian, Pejman Hadadi & Sourena Sefati: Persian Classical Music (RBA)
This entrancing concert brings together three brilliant musicians in the world of Persian music: the exquisite vocalist Mojgan Shajarian, daughter and disciple of the legendary Mohammed Reza Shajarian; Pejman Hadadi, one of the most innovative Iranian percussionists today; and santur (zither) virtuoso Sourena Sefati. Mojgan Shajarian performed with her father at major festivals and concert halls in Europe, North America and Australia, and studied setar (lute) with Mohammed Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh. Pejman Hadadi, known for his modern approach to the traditional tombak (goblet drum), is noted for his work with the Dastan Ensemble and Zarbang, as well as for his performances with such celebrated artists as Hossein Alizadeh, Shahram Nazeri, Parissa, Sima Bina and Ali Akbar Moradi. Sourena Sefati, who has appeared in concerts in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US, has been a member of prestigious ensembles and a featured soloist with various Iranian orchestras. An in-demand composer, he carries the ancient Persian musical tradition into the contemporary era with stunning original works.