Nivak Ensemble is Persian established ensemble which has been founded in 2008 by Golriz Zarbakhsh with her sister Zhabiz. Golriz and Zhabiz Zarbakhsh both graduated from Tehran girl’s music school and completed their Master’s degree and later their Post-graduate in Yerevan state conservatory of music named after Komitas in Armenia. The main goal of formation of this ensemble was to perform string duos by world classical and contemporary composers. In 2008 this ensemble won the first prize and the statue of 24th International Fajr music festival in Tehran and on March 2009 Nivak made its debut concert in Tehran Roudaki concert hall with performance of great duos for violin and cello by Kodaly, Ravel and Martinu. Nivak ensemble performed many concerts in Yerevan and Tehran and collaborated with various artists from Iran, Armenia, Czech Republic and Italy. In November 2015 Nivak released an album of "Duos for violin and cello" including works by Gliere, Martinu and Schulhoff. Nivak ensemble premiered many compositions commissioned by this ensemble to Armenian, Iranian and Italian composers. In December 2016 Nivak Ensemble premiered compositions by eleven Iranian and Italian contemporary composers in a project called “Dialogue” in two consecutive concerts at Roudaki concert hall and in May 2017 this Ensemble also performed works by Iranian contemporary composers at the 2nd Tehran international contemporary music festival.

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