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February 25, 2007

Pirayeh Pourafar is a composer whose compositions have been noted for innovative sophistication, thoughtfulness, and commanding technique. In 1982 she came to the U.S. where later she received her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of Arts. She is known not only for her work in traditional Persian music, but also for her creative east-west fusion of composition and performance work. She founded the Lian Ensemble along with several colleagues. In a versatile career as a concert musician, recording artist, composer and teacher, Pourafar has traveled and performed widely throughout the world >>>
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