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Shahou Andalibi

Shahou Andalibi is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and music teacher with an extensive background in traditional music from the Middle East. He began his musical training studying Persian classical singing and instrumental music at the age of four with his father Iraj Andalibi, a well-known Iranian musician.

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  • Country of origin:
    Iran
    Domain of expertise:
    Performance
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    Status:
    Finalist

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About the Artist

Shahou Andalibi is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and music teacher with an extensive background in traditional music from the Middle East. He began his musical training studying Persian classical singing and instrumental music at the age of four with his father Iraj Andalibi, a well-known Iranian musician.

At age six, he started playing the daf (frame drum) under the instruction of great masters such as his grandfather Haj Mirza Abdolsamad Andalibi, Khalifeh Mirza Agha, and Khalifeh Karim Safvati. He began playing the Persian ney (flute) professionally at the age of thirteen, and, since 1991, has also been studying Western classical music. After playing in the ensemble established by his father, Shahou Andalibi became the conductor and composer of the Avaye Andalib Ensemble in 2003. Andalibi obtained his M.A. from Tehran University of Art in 2007, specialising in Iranian musical instrument performance.

A prolific musician and performer, he has recorded 22 albums and given over 50 performances in the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Australia. In 2003, he played in the UNESCO Concert at the Palace of Versailles with the Khorshid Ensemble. Shahou Andalibi is also a longtime teacher of music and since 2007 has served as principal of Neyzar Music Academy, in Tehran.

Shahou Andalibi

Shahou Andalibi is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and music teacher with an extensive background in traditional music from the Middle East. He began his musical training studying Persian classical singing and instrumental music at the age of four with his father Iraj Andalibi, a well-known Iranian musician.