Behzad Mirkhani
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Billboard reported on July 20 2004 by Barry A. Jeckell (Tangled Web):
Artists featured on WEBCDS' current top-10 lists include singer/songwriter Christin Cook, Miami-based rap/funk outfit the Square Egg, classical guitarist Behzad Mirkhani and former Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway.
- Billboard


Iranian guitar master Behzad Mirkhani creates music in tune with the simplicity and grandeur of nature. His intricate compositions for guitar and piano are augmented with ambient washes and prerecorded birdsongs. These miniature symphonies simultaneously invoke intense emotions and deep relaxation. - download.com ( editor's review )


"70 Minutes with Guitar Romances" is nothing short of amazing. From beginning to end, the CD is gives you a warm and peaceful state of mind as the romantic melodies are played. Way to go Behzad! - DeRon ( palisadehills.com )


"Chi Mai" , Wonderful arangements that are great for the soul to meditate on.Close your eyes and hear the prophets speak volumes in spirit and truth.Who you? Yes you............you genius! and thank you for such beautiful stuff. - Doc Mongoose


Your music has a strong visual appeal ! - Windsong Records ( Australia )


Discography

1 - The Last Leaf Suite for Solo Guitar
2 - The Foal Suite For Solo Guitar
3 - Iranian Rhapsodies (concerto) For Guitar and Orchestra
4 - Preludes For Solo Guitar
5 - Nocturnes For Solo Guitar
6 - Film Music Transcriptions for Guitar
7 - 70 Minutes With Guitar Romances (UPC Barcode 634479015618): includes some guitar ensemble transcriptions from J.S.Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Grieg, Brahms, Oscar Rieding, and Akbar Mohseni(1912 Tehran), that considered the dean of Iranian composers, had been active for more than sixty years. He was a great performer of tar and ood (Iranian lute).
8 - Three Images From Iran For Flute and Piano
9 - Concerto For Guitar And Strings
10- Chi Mai (UPC Barcode 634479108488): A different arrangement of Ennio Morricone's "Chi Mai" (Who Me?). This theme was used in the film "Le Professionnel" (staring Jean-Paul Belmondo) but first in "Maddalena". Later the BBC used it for the TV series "The Life and Times of David Lloyd-George". Mirkhani wrote the romantic score of this album for a smooth jazz orchestra, influenced by 70s instrumental music.

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Behzad Mirkhani (1969 Tehran) is a prominent Iranian composer whose music is being heard throughout the new age radios around the world in the past ten years. In 1996, he began to compose a series of works for the classical guitar and orchestra. he has since been at the forefront of the Persian acoustic music scene, working on hundreds of acoustic music recordings both as lead guitarist and composer. In the music center of Iran ministry of culture, Mirkhani's Last Leaf has been established as the first Iranian composition for the classical guitar 1993. Behzad Mirkhani received the guitar master certificate from Prof. Dr. Leo Witoszynskyj (Austrian guitarist) and the music theory from Trinity College London. His CDs and tapes have been released since 1992. His compositions include guitar concertos, string quartets, orchestral music and pieces for solo guitar and guitar with mixed ensemble which have received numerous performances.