About: Shahriyar Jamshidi @ Ontario Contact 2016
About: Moonlight Over the Maghrib, Dilan Ensemble @ Small World Music Centre, Aug 29, 2016
About: So Far-Sounds event_Shahriyar Jamshidi's performance_ August 2016
About: Dilan ensemble @ Small World, March 26, 2016
About: Dilan Ensemble concert at Rodaki hall, Tehran, Iran in 2004
Shahriyar Jamshidi, Kamanche player, composer, vocalist, founder of the Dilan Chamber Ensemble and co-founder of Kamancello Duo. Originally from Iranian Kurdistan, he has devoted his artistic career to the preservation and transmission of the Kurdish musical heritage. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Tehran University of Art. He has performed in numerous music venues in Iranian cities including, Roudaki Hall. Shahriyar has also had interviews and live performances at several channels including Kurdistan TV and Voice of America Kurdish Channel. Since settling in Canada in 2012, Shahriyar has consistently sought new musical languages, thereby crossing cultures with his Kamanche Solo music. He has performed at Toronto’s Tirgan Festival, International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) in Switzerland and Canada, High-Fest in Armenia, Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal, Ontario Contact, McMaster University and frequently appearing at the Aga Khan Museum and the Small World Music series in Toronto. He is well known as a creative Kurdish Kamanche improviser. Kamanche (four stringed Spiked-Fiddle) is one of the oldest bowed string instruments from the Byzantine Empire and Golden Age century, which has a dominant role in the music of Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Central Asia. Shahriyar has released four albums including Alvanati (2004), Call of the Mountains (2008), A Yellow Flower (2014) and Kamancello (2017).