Mojgan Shajarian & Scheherazade Quartet
Mojgan Shajarian has the music in the blood. She is the daughter of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the great maestro of Persian traditional music, and also her brother Mohammad Reza Shajarian is a musician. She has received her musical education from her father and other great singers like Hossein Alizadeh, but she also has university education in music.
The Shahrzad Ensemble is a string quartet consisting of four women, each with a master’s degree in classical music from Tehran’s Art University. The idea of a whole female quartet can be seen as both unique and pioneering in Iran, where the presence of women in the music scene has been faced with difficulties and limitations over the past 40 years. In addition to playing classical pieces composed by international artists, Shahrzad Ensemble also focuses on the work of Iranian composers that they have performed with artists such as Homayoun Shajarian and the Brothers Pournazeri.