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Photo essay & video clip: Tara Kamangar's piano concert in San Francisco

Jahanshah Javid
April 24, 2006

Tara Kamangar gave a magnificent performance at San Francisco Symphony's Davies Hall Sunday afternoon. She played a selection of works by Eastern and Western composers -- Aminollah Hossein, Sergei Prokofiev, Loris Tjeknavorian, Javad Maroofi, Feruccio Busoni and Franz Liszt -- with an elegant force and conviction. The Iranian and American mixed audience were enchanted. Sunday's event was presented by the Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony. These photos start from an hour before to an hour after the concert >>> Watch video clip


Tara Kamangar began private studies in classical piano and violin at the age of three in Merced, California. While in high school she placed first in several piano competitions, received the Paderewski Medal from the National Piano Guild. Tara attended Harvard University and received a BA with honors in Anthropology. At the same time she continued her piano studies with Victor Rosenbaum, Professor of Piano at the New England Conservatory, and served as president of the 300+ member Piano Society. Tara is currently completing postgraduate studies in piano performance at London's Royal Academy of Music, as a recipient of the Katherine Bayfield Scholarship.

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