0420 GMT August 10, 2022
Iranian musician Pooyan Azadeh will be among instructors at an online workshop on piano pedagogy at the Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth, Germany.
Held from August 13-16 via the video-platform Zoom, the digital Intercultural Piano Education “offers young piano teachers from all over the world a unique platform for international exchange,” according to the festival’s official website, IRNA reported.
The workshop will focus on “comparing and contrasting piano education and piano literature of various cultures and countries” as well as “becoming familiar with different methodologies of teaching piano,” the event’s festival added.
Upon completion of the project, the recordings will be presented as part of the 71st Young Artists Festival Bayreuth.
Born in 1979, Azadeh studied classical European and classical Persian music at the Teheran Academy of Arts.
He received his doctorate from Martin Luther University in Germany, with the great honor, Magna Cum Laude, in January 2015.
As a first piano teacher in Iran with a Ph.D. in music, Azadeh has taught classical piano at the music faculty of Tehran University of Art since 2015.
The Young Artists Festival Bayreuth was founded in 1950 under the patronage of the late Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. In the postwar period, especially in light of the separation within Europe caused by the Iron Curtain, the festival emerged as a place of peaceful encounter between East and West, and a protected space for artistic development.