Bijan Chemirani

Bijan Chemirani began his musical explorations on the kamānche (a bowed string instrument), the piano and the accordion before returning to the zarb, studying alongside Keyvan and today sharing the samereputation for proficient virtuosity.

Living in Marseille, Bijan’s musical practice is infused with both Occitan and Mediterranean traditions, but his open-minded, exploratory approach to music is reflected in the varied list of collaborators to date – from saxophonist Jean-Marc Padovani to flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona to Sting (on his If On A Winter Night album). Having released several solo recordings, Bijan also plays in many different groups including Oneira, Trio Chemirani, the Lopez-Petrakis-Chemirani trio and the Forabandit project.

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