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Shahriyar Jamshidi, Kamancheh player, composer, vocalist and founder of the Dilan Ensemble. 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. Over 24 years of his career, he  has been attempting to recreate the classical Kurdish music in an understandable way to younger generations. Since settling in Canada, he has constantly sought new musical languages, having a performance at Toronto’s Tirgan Festival, International Society for Improvised Music ISIM conference in Switzerland, High-Fest in Armenia and Festival du Monde Arabe in Montreal. Shahriyar has released, three albums including Alvanati, Call of the Mountains and A Yellow Flower.



Small World Music Centre, Toronto, Canada, March 2016.

Festival du Monde Arabe in Montreal, Canada, 2015.

High-Fest Festival, Yerevan, Armenia, 2015.

International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) Festival Conference in Switzerland, 2015.

Tirgan Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2013 & 2015.

Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2015.

Tehran, Iran, Arasbaran, Farabi, Rodaki and Shafagh hall, 2002-2007.

Kurdistan TV Live, Erbil, Kurdistan, 2002.



A YELLOW FLOWER, released in 2014, Publisher: Ravimusic, Cdbaby; Genre: Orchestral, Contemporary World, Kurdish, Middle Eastern and Vocal. Artists: Shahriyar Jamshidi, Farbod Yadollahi and Kaveh Baban. In eight Tracks. Format: Hard copy and Online.

CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN, released in 2008, Cdbaby, Genre: Contemporary and Instrumental music, Artists: Shahriyar Jamshidi and Mohsen Badri, In Seven Tracks, Format: Hard copy and Online.

ALVANATI, released in December 2004; Publisher: Nahaleh Rodaki; Genre: Orchestral, World, Kurdish, Iranian music and Vocal. Artists Yadollah Rahmani, Shahriyar Jamshidi and Dilan Ensemble. In seven Tracks, Format: Cassette.


Kamanche Solo, Improvisation  

Kamanche and Cello duet    

Composition, At the Door     




Audio system: Microphone and PA, and stage monitor are necessary depnding on the venue dimensions and circumstance of performance. The minmum requirement, Shour SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone. For Duet music (Kamanche and Cello) an extra instrumental microphone should be available.

I prefer sitting on a wide bench, a Piano bench or on the floor in the platform that covered with rugs if it is possible! My performance should be in an indoor stage with dehumidified air condition. The backlight of the stage is formal and normal.

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