A fine instrumentalist who is musical in every way, … combining fine improvisational qualities with his command of the instrumentally attractive, melodically alluring sounds of his santur.” - Calgary Herald

Farhad Khosravi

Farhad is an Edmonton-based composer and santur (Persian dulcimer) player, originally from Iran. He is the winner of the 2020 Edmonton Music Prize for his sophomore album Mosàfer – a santur and percussion duo which translates some of the deepest existential Persian poetries into instrumental music.
In 2017, Farhad recorded his debut album Sleeping in Sorrow. Rooted in Iranian classical music, Farhad expands the genre merging new textures of percussion with Western cello, violin, and vocal to create a modern mélange of east and west.
Farhad has also composed original music for multiple theatre productions and short films. His original score for the theatre production “Anahita’s Republic” got nominated for the 2023 Sterling Awards as the outstanding score of a play or musical.

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