Salon 2016-10-02 — Delnava Ensemble with Nusheen

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 5:00 in Sterling, VA:

The Delnava Ensemble
a Persian concert

nusheen-screen-shot-2016-08-09-at-10-50-webNusheen Farahani, Violin

anahita-pic-webAnahita Khorsandi, Piano

jalal-delnava-ensemble-screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-9-50Jalal Kimiaghalam, Percussion

ali-delnava-ensemble-screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-9-50Ali Zebhideh, Vocal


Classical violinist, Nusheen Farahani, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Carolina under the instruction of Dr. William Terwilliger. She performed as a substitute violinist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Aiken Symphony, the Brevard Philharmonic, Long Bay Symphony, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Additionally, Nusheen was chosen to perform and teach in the Bahamas for outreach concerts as a member of the distinguished Resonance String Quartet. She has also attended summer programs abroad in Italy, Luxembourg, and Germany to further her chamber music skills. She performs with a Persian group, the Delnava Ensemble, which is based in Northern Virginia. More recently, she has come to the Celtic style, studying with Alistair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the Isle of Skye Fiddle Camp in Scotland. Soon after the camp Nusheen won second place in the Scottish Fiddling Competition at the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in the Fall of 2015.

Anahita Khorsandi is a pianist based in Boston. She began playing piano at the age of 6 and had studied at the music conservatory of Tehran for several years. At the age of eighteen she moved to the United States, which is when she opened a private studio in Northern Virginia. She studied marketing at George Mason University and is currently studying at the University of Massachusetts all while performing with the Delnava Ensemble in Northern Virginia.

(Jalal’s and Ali’s Bios will be posted shortly)