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Niloufar Habibian

Nilufar Habibian was born in Iran. Aged 11, Niloufar entered the Tehran Music Conservartoire where she studied both Iranian and Western Classical music with maestros such as Arshad Tahmasebi, and Shahin Farhat . She also started learning Qanun under supervision of the renowned Qanun player, Ms Maliheh Sa’idi. Niloufar was awarded the First Prize for playing “Solo Qanun” at Student Music Festival in 1996 and First Prize in International Fair Music Festival in 1996 and 1997. She soon became known as one of Iran’s top qanun players and in 2009 she joined the highly acclaimed “Sheyda Ensemble” directed by Grand Maestro Mohamad Reza Lotfi, where she performed in numerous concerts and recordings. She continued her advanced studies of Persian music repertoires (radif) with grand maestros Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Majid Derakhshani. Since coming to the UK, she has performed at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and the Bruni Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.