Alireza Sheibani

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Sheibani was born in 1973 in Shemiran near Tehran. He studied bassoon at the Tehran Conservatory of Music and with the composer, conductor and founder of Iran’s National Orchestra, Farhad Fakhreddini and with Karl Ventulett at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main. Between 1990 and 2011 Sheibani was 1st bassoonist in the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Cultural Center Bahman, the Iranian National Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Cultural Center Niavaran. Since 2013 he played bassoon in Neustadt bei Coburg, in the University Orchestra of Bamberg and in the Prussian Chamber Orchestra Prenzlau, since 2015 he is a member of the Friedemann-Bach-Orchestra Berlin. Between 2003 and 2011 he composed music for short films (by Naghmeh Rafia, Ebrahim Sheibani), documentaries (by Bahram Alidousti, Hamid Khodashenas, among others) and for a television film by Ebrahim Sheibani. As a composer Sheibani wrote works for flute and string instruments, for flute and guitar, a string quintet and a Concerto Grosso for the Iranian National Orchestra. He taught bassoon at the Radio University, Faculty of Music in Tehran and has been giving private lessons for piano and santoor in Berlin since 2017. In 2018 he completed a reed making course with the experts for wind instrument making, Holger Simon and Johann Rieger in Berlin. At Klangteppich II Sheibani played the world premiere of a solo for bassoon that the Iranian composer Karim Googerdchi wrote for him in 2018. He also played a work by the composer and musician Rojin Sharafi from Vienna.

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