Winter Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Sepideh Raissadat, an internationally renowned Iranian classical vocalist who also plays the sehtar, performs solo and with students in this evening of classical Persian music showcasing her work with UW students.
Artist Bio: Sepideh Raissadat
As a Persian classical vocalist and musician, Sepideh Raissadat began her recording career at the age of 18 with an album with Master Parviz Meshkatian (Konj-e Saburi, 1999). She was the first female vocalist to have a solo public performance in Iran after the 1979 revolution (Niavaran concert hall, 1999).
As a child, she began studying Persian classical music with the famous Iranian Diva Parissa and later with renowned masters Parviz Meshkatian and Mohammad-Reza Lotfi. Sepideh obtained a B.A. degree in painting in Iran and holds a B.Mus degree from the University of Bologna and an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto.
Sepideh has had numerous performances in Europe and North America and has garnered many invitations by prestigious institutions, including UNESCO, the Vatican and international media such as BBC and RAI.
She is currently continuing her doctoral studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto.