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Nava Ensemble (The Kennedy Center)

Nava Ensemble

Shahriar Saleh (Founder of Nava Music Ensemble – Master of Santur) Shahriar Saleh who was born in Tehran, Iran & has been residing in the US since 1967, is a Master of the “Santur” instrument, and remains to be a highly respected Master of the Persian Classical Music Theory and Practice. The founder & the Conductor of The Nava Music Ensemble, Shahriar Saleh has been communicating messages of understanding, compassion, and love of peace in the world through the vehicle of music and the arts for more than half a century to date. Under direction of Shahriar, Nava's quality of music performance has earned its eighth performance on the Millennium stage of the Kennedy Center this year, on August 17, 2010. Shahriar who is a Civil Engineer & currently a Senior Federal Government Employee working for the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Chief of Capital Projects), continues to dedicate most of his disposable time to the performance, teaching, and to the preservation & promotion of Persian Traditional music, as well as to maintaining communications & collaborations with many other respected Iranian musicians worldwide. To date, Shahriar Saleh has participated in numerous concerts and public events, including numerous performances at the Annual Washington Folk Festival, local & international concerts, TV & Radio programs, and at many educational & cultural institutions.

Watch Past Performances

Nava Music Ensemble in Collaboration with SAMA Ensemble 8/17/10: Nava Music Ensemble in Collaboration with SAMA Ensemble

Traditional Persian music and Rumi poetry.

Nava Music Ensemble in Collaboration with SAMA Ensemble

Traditional Persian music and Rumi poetry.
NAVA Ensemble 5/30/09: NAVA Ensemble

Enjoy a concert featuring masterpieces of the Persian classical repertoire from an ensemble of Iranian musicians ranging in age from 8 to 20 years old.

NAVA Ensemble

Enjoy a concert featuring masterpieces of the Persian classical repertoire from an ensemble of Iranian musicians ranging in age from 8 to 20 years old.
Nava Ensemble 3/12/06: Nava Ensemble

Led by Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice), the group brings the music of Persia to new audiences.

Nava Ensemble

Led by Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice), the group brings the music of Persia to new audiences.
Nava Ensemble 3/21/04: Nava Ensemble

Nava Ensemble, led by Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice), brings music of the Persian masters to world audiences.

Nava Ensemble

Nava Ensemble, led by Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice), brings music of the Persian masters to world audiences.
Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh 11/30/02: Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh

Iranian-born instrumentalist Shahriar Saleh and Tombak Virtuoso, Dr. Ali Analouei present works of Persian music masters in A Special Iranian Concert with NAVA Ensemble.

Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh

Iranian-born instrumentalist Shahriar Saleh and Tombak Virtuoso, Dr. Ali Analouei present works of Persian music masters in A Special Iranian Concert with NAVA Ensemble.
Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh 3/15/02: Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh

Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice) brings music of the Persian masters to world audiences with his group Nava Ensemble.

Nava Ensemble and Shahriar Saleh

Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh (santur/violin/zarb/guitar/voice) brings music of the Persian masters to world audiences with his group Nava Ensemble.
The Shahriar Saleh Ensemble 3/21/00: The Shahriar Saleh Ensemble

The Nava Ensemble derives its inspiration from the works of Persian music masters.

The Shahriar Saleh Ensemble

The Nava Ensemble derives its inspiration from the works of Persian music masters.

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