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about

  • I was born in Tehran-Iran in 1987. Music became an important part of my life since I was a child. My first serious musical contact was with the Violin, where I started taking lessons at the age of 5. As I grew older I got in touch with more instruments like Kamancheh (Iranian String instrument) and more specific with Piano. Among my piano teachers were Maestro Gagik Babayan and Tamara Dolidze.

    At the age of 19, I enrolled at the university of Tehran to study Music. Where I studied with Kiawasch Saheb Nassagh and Azin Movahed. Upon my graduation with honors, I began to collaborate in many projects with the theater faculty of the University and also with other artists combining my music with other media, such as animations, theater plays, short films, etc.

    In 2010 I moved to Amsterdam to study Composing for film at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. After two years of working closely with many directors from the Nederlands Film en Televisie Academie , and with the supervision of Jurre Haanstra, I gained my Master's degree in 2012. I compose music for various mediums and contexts, from concert music to film music, theater music, and so on. Creating unusual combinations of vocals and mixing the different musical cultures has been and still is my inspiration in my musical journey. I have presented my music in various festivals in Europe and Asia, working with various ensembles such as Orkest De Ereprijs, Riccioti ensemble, Oerknal ensemble, Royal Ensemble, etc. I've participated at 20th Young Composers Meeting – Apeldoorn, Netherlands (2014), Holland Festival (2015) and have been selected to participate at Paphos 2017 (as the European capital of Culture). I have also attended various artistic residencies such AiEP Contemporary Dance Company (Milan), Kinitiras studio (Athens), Akropoditi Dance center (Syros).In 2015, I won the music education award from Listhus artistic resideny to hold workshops for music teachers at Music school of Fjallabyggd, Iceland.

    I have been invited as a guest lecturer to University of Tehran in 2015 and I am one of the finalists of Tenso Young Composers workshop award 2016.

    Recently, I graduated from Royal Conservatory of The Hague; Where I studied composition with Martijn Padding and Yannis Kyriakides and Karnatick music (South Indian music) with Rafael Reina. Apart from composing, I have been a member of KHZ ensemble; an experimental electronic ensemble with supervision of Yannis Kyriakides.

  • آفتاب متولد تیر ۱۳۶۶ در تهران است. در پنج سالگی نواختن ویولن را آغاز و بعدها ساز پیانو را انتخاب کرد و به صورت تخصصی ادامه داد و همینطور با ساز‌های دیگری مثل کمانچه و سه‌ تار نیز آشنا شد. در بیست و سه سالگی زیر نظر اساتیدی چون دکتر آذین موحد و دکتر کیاوش صاحب نسق در رشتهٔ نوازندگی از دانشگاه تهران با رتبه ممتاز فارغ التحصیل شد. در همان دوران دانشجویی همکاری با دانشکده تئاتر و آهنگسازی برای تئاتر‌ها و فیلم‌های کوتاه و انیمیشن را آغاز کرد. همزمان با فارغ التحصیلی از دانشگاه تهران، به کنسروتور آمستردام برای تحصیل در رشتهٔ موسیقی فیلم در مقطع فوق لیسانس راه یافت که نتیجهٔ آن آهنگسازی برای بیش از شش فیلم مستند و داستانی با همکاری آکادمی فیلم و تلویزیون هلند بوده است.
    در کنار آهنگسازی برای فیلم و تئاتر، خلق بافت‌های متنوع سازی و آوازی و به کار گیری فرهنگ‌های موسیقایی مختلف و تلفیق آن‌ها با یکدیگرهم از مواردیست که در طول سال‌های اخیر بر روی آن‌ها کار کرده است.
    آفتاب در سال 2014 کاندید دریافت جایزه آهنگسازی ereprijs و در سال ۲۰۱۳ آهنگساز برگزیده برای همکاری با (میلان)AiEP Contemporary Dance Company، (آتن) Kinitiras Studio، (جزیره سیرس در یونان) Akropoditi Dance center بوده است.
    آفتاب در حال حاضر، مشغول به تحصیل آهنگسازی در کنسرواتوار سلطنی لاهه زیر نظر مارتین پدینگ و یانیس کیریاکیدس و آهنگسازی مبتنی‌ بر موسیقی کارناتیک (موسیقی‌ جنوب هند) در کنسرواتوار آمستردام است.

music

news

  • November

    9th

    2016

    Premier of Pluto (Dance production) in Teatro Grande Brescia, Italy

  • October

    23rd

    2016

    Tenso young composers workshops second round- Copenhagen, Denmark

  • May

    13-15

    2016

  • April

    16th

    2016

    Performance of "Ghazal" for piano solo by Geert Callaert in Roudaki Hall-Tehran

  • April

    16th

    2016

    The radio program Concertzender Nederland is featuring my music @ 17:00h

  • March

    14th

    2016

    Performance of"Shhh..." by Oerknal ensemble in Het Nuthuis- Den Haag

  • March

    10th

    2016

    premier of "Shhh..." by Oerknal! ensemble in Splendor-Amsterdam

  • August

    23rd

    2015

    The radio program Concertzender Nederland is featuring my music and my inspirations in my journey @17.00h

  • August

    17th

    2015

    Lecture by Aftab Darvishi in collaboration with New media society and Lajevardi collection-Tehran

  • June

    14th

    2015

    Premier of "Ghazal" for solo piano by Layla Ramezan in Centre Culturel-Paris

  • June

    11th

    2015

    Performance of Boulez V Cage with KHZ ensemble in Holland festival 2015 - Amsterdam

  • June

    4th

    2015

    Performance of Notations in space for percussion in Holland festival 2015 - Amsterdam

  • May

    11th

    2015

    Performance of "Firoozeh" for piano 4 hands by Klavirski Duo in Korzo - The Hague

  • April

    25th

    2015

    Performance of "Firouzeh" for piano 4 hands by Klavirski Duo in Guarnerius - Serbia

  • April

    15th

    2015

    Premier of "I dreamed of a golden fish" (for large ensemble, singer and tape) in Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Royal Conservatory of The Hague

  • March

    18th

    2015

    Premier of "Lethe" (for tar, string quartet and Piano) in Het Nuthuis - The Hauge - Netherland

  • February

    Feb

    2015

    I have been selected for the Artistic residency program in Listhús í Fjallabyggð in Iceland granted by Music School of Fjallabyggd.

  • December

    Dec

    2014

    Commissioned a piece for Solo Trumpet for 2015 season of the Snow Mask composer group - Denmark

  • October

    25th

    2014

    My Piece "Firouzeh" for two pianos has been selected to be performed in the annual concert of Karnatic music in Blue Note of Conservatory of Amsterdam

  • June

    21st

    2014

    "For the Gold fish" for Saxophone, voice, Kalimba and frame drum is premiered in Rhijnhof cemetery - Leiden - Netherlands

  • April

    29th

    2014

    Commissioned a piece by Andrea Voets for Harp and Tombak to be premiered in Bijloke' concerthall, Ghent - Belgium

  • February

    Feb

    2014

    "It's going away..away..there..where?" has been shortlisted for De Ereprijs and will be performed in Apeldoorn by the Orkest de Ereprijs

  • August

    Aug

    2013

    I have been selected for the Artistic residency program in Milan, Athens and Syros to Collaborate with 3 Contemporary Dance centers. Each collaboration will result to a performance in each center; Akropoditi Studio (Syros), Kinitiras studio (Athens) and AiEP Contemporary Dance Company (Milan)

contact

  • email: aftab.darvishi@gmail.com

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