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Sadaf Amini

Traditional and contemporary Iranian from Kingston Ontario
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Sadaf Amini

Instruments: Santur details

Sadaf Amini started learning the Santur, at the age of 12, and later entered Tehran Music High School. In 2012, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Iranian Music Performance at Tehran University. During her studies, she trained with several Masters of the Santur: Said Sabet, Mina Oftadeh, Siamak Aghaei, Ardavan Kamkar, Majid Kiani, and Daryush Talaei. After immigrating to Canada, she received her Master’s Degree in Music Technology at the University of Toronto in 2018.

She has performed at various music festivals and received First Prize in the 2006 Fajr Music Festival for Ensembles (Iran), the 2007 Festival of Music Conservatories (Iran), the 2007 Fajr Music Festival (Iran), the 2015 Colour of Music Festival (Vancouver) ,the 2019 YGK emerging musician competition (Kingston), and the 2020 Kingston Film Festival Local Music Video Showcase Jury Prize (Kingston).

Sadaf has also collaborated with various ensembles at multiple concerts in Iran, Turkey, China, and Canada, leading to the following six album recordings: “Gar Chehre Benmayad” by Mohammadreza Fayaz, “Khayam and Minimal” by Pooria Shivafard, “Rishe Dar Khak” by Masih Tahvildari, “Bird Dance” by Farnaz Ohadi; as well as solo albums: “12 Pishdaramad and Reng” by Hossein Alizadeh, and “33 Pieces for the Santur” arranged by Mina Oftade, "Flow" by Sadaf Amini.

Currently, she is expanding her repertoire from traditional Iranian music to a more personal style that expresses her inner feelings.

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival announces 2024 lineup
Kobo Town, Status Non Status and Kington's Sadaf Amini among artists to perform for festival's 19th year.
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