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Zohreh Karimnia began singing at the age of three in kindergarten and was a successful performer in student music festivals as a teenager. Zohreh is also a graduate in Chemistry from Khwarazmi University and has been a student of Dr. Jalil Mostashari.

She began studying the traditional classical repertoire, “Radifs”, as her main concern with Hengameh Akhavan in 1985 at the Center for the Preservation and Propagation of Iranian Music. She continued her studies on the vocal styles of previous generations of singersfor several years with Master Rambod Sodeif and then with Ms. Parisa and also Mr. Nasehpour for a short period. She completed the vocal techniques of Master Taherzadeh (Tehran School) with Mr. Mohsen Keramati who narrated the singing lessons from Maestro MohammadReza Shajarian.

Zohreh began studying the string instrument, “Setar”, and the goblet drum, “Tombak”, as she continued her vocal studies. She attended the professional vocal coaching and the Persian classical music rhythms under the instruction of Master MohammadReza Lotfi in the Persian Music Training Center known asMaktab-e-Mirza Abdollah from 2006-2013.

It’s worth mentioning that the vocal gift runs in her family. Attendingthe sessions her father and grandfather held with the Late Master AdibKhansari, and poetry meetings where Rumi’s poems were recited and interpreted, and listening to the singing of her parents inspired her as a child.

Zohreh Karimnia is amongst the artists who have learned Persian traditional music in the context of the Iranian culture and believes that music is not a one-dimensional art. It’s within a culture that music becomes meaningful. So, she has carefully selected her artistic career with that in mind.

She has always been consistent in achieving her goal and for this reason she has attended the training courses of great masters of Persian Music. The good command of technical and intuitive aspects of Persian Music Radif of singing is clearly seen in her works.

A selected list of Zohreh Karimnia’s performances:

• Fez Festival (Morocco),
• Festival in St. Florent (France),
• Lille Festival (France),
• The House of World Cultures (Paris, France),
• Nancy (France),
• Persian Cultural Association (Strasburg,Austria),
• MehrjanAlmadina Festival (Tunisia),
• Banu House of Culture (Tehran, Iran),
• Fakhreddin AsaadGorgani Hall (Golestan Province, Iran),
• Vahdat Hall (Tehran, Iran)