<h1 class="title"><font face="Verdana">P<font size="14">ERFORMER</font></font></h1> <p><font size="11" face="Verdana" color="#BBBBBB">Born and raised in Iran, E.H. immediately encountered the masters of Persian music through his father, a renowned musician and orientalist. Raised in France, at the age of 5 he began studying classical violin, earning his first achievement at a Radio France competition at 7. Simultaneously, he specialized in Persian percussion, including the zarb-tombak, daf and other oriental lutes such as the kurdish tanbur, t&#226;r and d&#244;tar. At the age of 12, EH gave his first recital with his father, which quickly led to performances across Europe and the US.</font></p> <p><font size="11" face="Verdana" color="#BBBBBB">Energized by an insatiable curiosity, he taught himself the guitar before later plunging into jazz and blues improvisation. Upon discovering flamenco, E.H. returned to tradition. Overcome by each genre&#8217;s beauty and depth, EH decided to take residence in Andaluc&#237;a, studying guitar under the tutelage of the late Parilla de Jerez. At the age of 20, he gave a series of guitar recitals that took him to New York, Rome, Krakow and Baku. In 2001, he created Yengi Yol, a group that blended flamenco and Uzbeki music, resulting in several critically acclaimed tours of Europe and Central Asia, and leading to his first live album.</font></p> <p><font size="11" face="Verdana" color="#BBBBBB">Meanwhile E.H. returned to his childhood violin, tackling the Mediterranean Oriental repertoires of Greece, Turkey and the Balkans. He honed his style, working alongside renowned masters such as the violinists Nedim Nalbantoglu and Serdar Pazarcioglu, in addition to Derya Turkan and Socratis Sinopoulos on the kemenche. He subsequently arrived in Istanbul to learn from the master ud players, Necati &#231;elik and Fikret Karakaya, deepening and further expanding his repertoire in terms of modes and scales. After assembling the Greco-Turkish group Mali&#233;t&#232;s, he rejoined the Mediterranean Grand Ensemble to perform numerous concerts and record 3 new albums.</font></p> <p><font size="11" face="Verdana" color="#BBBBBB">At the heart of the numerous projects he directs or has been invited to participate in, he performed a multitude of concerts for the past 10 years and received invitations to international festivals and prestigious venues such as the U.N. in New York, Fez Sacred Music Festival, Cabaret Sauvage and the Th&#233;&#226;tre du Soleil in Paris, International Music Festival of Samarkand, Baku etc.</font></p> <ul class="links"> <li><a href="index.html">home</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">about</a></li> <li><a href="performer.html">performer</a></li> <li><a href="composer.html">composer</a></li> <li><a href="mentor.html">mentor</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">contact</a></li> </ul> <p>website design for performing musician Emmanuel H. During by <a href="http://www.hamiltrowebsitedesign.com/portfolios/performing-artist-website-design.html">hamiltro</a></p>