Reza Najfar
Instrument: flute

Najfar Reza

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 From the other stars 2006
2 The fire of Mars 2006
3 Valse harmonique - for flute and piano 2006
4 Perpetum mobile 1-3 - for piano solo 2006
5 Wien 1928 2006
6 Petite Valse 2006
7 Elegie pur une amie 2005
8 Todes fuge 2004
9 Cadence et Decadance 2004
10 Nocturne Nr. 2 - for piano solo 2003
11 La persienne 2002
12 Wild ostinato 2002
13 Marsch for symphonic harmony music 2002
14 Swamp - for flute and trombone (bassoon) 2001
15 Elegie for Haimo Wisser 2000
16 Valse pour Raphael 1999
17 Dream of(f) 1998
18 Shadow 1997
19 8 songs (Limricks) 1996
20 From the other stars - a cycle of pieces for flute solo, oboe solo, flute and piano, piano solo 1996
21 4 duos for two flutes in jazzy style 1995
22 5 pieces for flute and piano in jazzy style 1994
23 4 short pieces for flute and piano 1994
24 Flute Quintett "A Persian Poem" 1993
25 Persane - for flute and string trio 1991
26 6 pieces for flute and piano on old Persian folks themes 1991
27 Homuresque - for piano solo 1987
28 Nocturne Nr. 1 - for piano solo 1984
29 Viaggio - für Klavier solo 1983
30 Adagio for Strings 1983
31 Sonata for piano solo 1982
32 Childhood memories 1981
33 Shabahengam - for sopran and piano on Nima Youshidj poem 1981
34 Ellegie for "Parto" - for orchestra 1980

General Information

Year of Birth:  1960
Date of Birth:  20. April 1960
Place of Birth:  Teheran
Country of Birth: 

Najfar Reza, born in Teheran. At the age of only 17 years, the musical world opened up for him. He started with teaching composition to himself as well as with learning to play the flute. 1978 studies at the Conservatory in Teheran, furthermore in Holland and at the Music Academy in Vienna (flute, composition). His instrumental work opened up new perspectives for the design of his musical works. His music lives by the love to virtuos styles and strives for new musical oases. He draws its inspiration from the sources of his childhood and the imaginative, nostalgically enwrought Persian poetry. Najfar's works include piano pieces, songs, works for solo instruments, chamber music, as well as a commissioned work for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for orchestra and soloists on Paul Celan's "Death Fugue". Reza Najfar is currently professor of flute at the Conservatory in Innsbruck.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1986 - 1988

Schubert Conservatory and Prayner Conservatory

1988

Concertgebouw Amsterdam: Debut

1988

first flute

1988 - 1991

soloflutist

1991

first flutist in the orchestra "Arcadia" (La Neuveville) - did not accept the engagement for family reasons

1992

professor for flute

Artists without frontiers: Member of the organisation

research for the development of flute designs

director of several master classes in Austria, Italy, Japan and Mexico

member

regular concerts for "Kinderdorf International"

concerts in various European countries, as well as in Japan and Mexico: amongst others participation in festivals such as "Österreich Heute", "Takayama Festival" (Japan), "Musica e Magia" (Mexico), "Japan Flute Festival" (Tokyo), "Österreichisches Flötenfest" (Vienna), "Österreichisches Gitarrenfest" (Vienna)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2004

setting of the poem by Paul Celan "Todesfuge"

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1982

scholarship from the Italian Cultural Institute in Teheran to study at the Conservatory "Santa Cecilia da Roma" (not allowed by government to leave the country because of the war)

1985

Cultural Ministery of The Netherlands: scholarship

1987

scholarship

Dedicatee of (Composition)

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